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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the time when Indian tribes had their own system of authority?
(a) The time of the Aztecs.
(b) The time of old.
(c) Before the conquest.
(d) Pre-columbian era.

2. What slang term for cowardly is used by Ernie's mother in Part One, Section 4?
(a) Spineless.
(b) Chicken.
(c) Scaredy cat.
(d) Yellow.

3. What kind of stories does the narrator say he tells his family?
(a) Proverbs that he learned from his mother.
(b) The story of the freedom of Central America.
(c) Anecdotes about the village where he was born.
(d) Tales of Mexican mythology.

4. What animal is shared by the entire village?
(a) The horse.
(b) The rooster.
(c) The cow.
(d) The goat.

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

6. What is aguardiente according to Ernie?
(a) Chili juice.
(b) A bath.
(c) Fire.
(d) Liquor.

7. How does Ernie learn to roast coffee beans?
(a) WIth patience and love.
(b) In a large kettle.
(c) On the comal.
(d) Quickly so that they do not turn brown.

8. What are the corrals in the back of the cottages built out of?
(a) Thatch.
(b) Wood.
(c) Stones.
(d) Straw.

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

10. What is the hanging platform called that Ernie slept on as a child?
(a) A mesa.
(b) A tapanco.
(c) A hammock.
(d) A cama.

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

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

13. What is Cleofas' age?
(a) It does not say.
(b) 82.
(c) 75.
(d) 91.

14. What does the Weeping Woman's presence foreshadow?
(a) The birth of a child.
(b) Volcanic erruptions.
(c) Death.
(d) Marriage.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Besides drinking water, what does the stream deliver to the village?

2. Which of the following is not mentioned by the author as being a public place in his village?

3. What type of wildlife is the forest around Jalcocotbn heavily populated with?

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

5. What does the Lopez family seem to think the priests are more preoccupied with than saving souls?

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