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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do Ernie and his cousins view the rooster?
(a) As stupid.
(b) As a scaredy cat.
(c) As lazy.
(d) As brave.

2. According to the author in Section 1, what is the psychological importance of the story?
(a) The desire to communicate his confidence in his self-image as a Mexican immigrant.
(b) The fact that this story could help others overcome tramatic experiences.
(c) That the story communicates the equality of all humans.
(d) That the story sheds light on the pysche of adolescents.

3. What type of fruit is cooked overnight in a hole in the ground?
(a) Pinapples.
(b) Apples.
(c) Mangoes.
(d) Bananas.

4. What profession do Ernie and his cousins vow never to become in Part One, Section 7?
(a) A teacher.
(b) A priest.
(c) A soldier.
(d) A farm worker.

5. Where are weddings and baptisms held?
(a) The temple of El Senor del Cielo.
(b) The Iglesia del Hijo.
(c) The chapel.
(d) The shrine of Nuestra Sesora de Talpa.

6. How many school are there in the village of Jalcocotbn?
(a) None.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Four.

7. What do Jalco children learn by having others who are not their parents discipline them?
(a) That it is not worth it to be bad.
(b) That you have to be extra sneaky.
(c) That someone is always watching.
(d) That everyone has a different idea of what acting bad is.

8. According to the author in Section 1, what is the historical importance of the story?
(a) That many other families also migrated to the United States.
(b) That it is important because it is the story of his life.
(c) That the story talks specifically about human rights.
(d) That the story covers never before heard history.

9. What does the Lopez family seem to think the priests are more preoccupied with than saving souls?
(a) Being treated well.
(b) Saving themselves.
(c) Moving up in the church.
(d) Making money.

10. How did the residents of the village keep the street in front of their cottages clean?
(a) Blocking it with stones.
(b) Sprinkling water on it.
(c) Hiring a street cleaner.
(d) Clearing it with a leaf blower.

11. What information about Jalcocotbn is shared at the beginning of the story?
(a) Information about it's physical characteristics and history.
(b) Information about the financial situation.
(c) Information about the political state in the city.
(d) Information about the lack of education and work in the city.

12. What is it that Dosa Eduvijes put in her mouth as she tells her stories?
(a) A cigarette.
(b) A bottle of liquor.
(c) A pepper.
(d) A straw of hay.

13. About how many cottages does Ernie estimate are in his village?
(a) Forty.
(b) One hundred.
(c) Seventy.
(d) Two hundred fifty.

14. When is pinole used?
(a) Only during the week.
(b) Birthdays.
(c) Easter Sunday.
(d) Funerals.

15. Who collects unbaptized children and carries them off?
(a) The Devil.
(b) The Weeping Woman.
(c) El Chupecabra.
(d) The Wailer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Don Chencho's profession?

2. What is the name of the time when Indian tribes had their own system of authority?

3. What foods does Ernie learn to eat like a man?

4. What is the hanging platform called that Ernie slept on as a child?

5. What similarity can be seen between Coronel and Don Catarino?

(see the answer keys)

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