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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reassurance does Ernie's mother give him about the rooster.
(a) That he is the bravest rooster in the area.
(b) That he will not hurt Ernie.
(c) That he will not hurt the chickens.
(d) That he is a smart animal.

2. What do the residents of Jalcocotbn do with their trash?
(a) They throw it into the ocean.
(b) They throw it in a ditch alongside the street.
(c) They bury it in a nearby cave.
(d) They burn it every week in a large ditch.

3. What did the Spaniards do to some of the Indians when they came to Mexico?
(a) Caused them to die of sickness.
(b) Banished them to Arizona and Texas.
(c) Put them into prison.
(d) Forced them into slave labor.

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

5. How does Ernie respond when he sees the rooster trying to mate with a hen?
(a) He does not think anything of it at all.
(b) He is alarmed.
(c) He laughs.
(d) He thinks it is gross.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it that Dosa Eduvijes put in her mouth as she tells her stories?

2. Where did Ernie's mother keep her knick-knacks and heirlooms?

3. What does Ernie call his Aunt Ester?

4. What two items was Ernie's mother allowed to keep after the divorce?

5. Where are weddings and baptisms held?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Jalcocotbn described in Part One, Section 1?

2. How does Jalco keep its history alive?

3. What is pinole and what is it for?

4. What does Dosa Eduvijes do and why?

5. What are the historical and psychological reasons for the author writing this book?

6. What does Ernie's education in Part One, Section 5 mainly consist of?

7. What is the educational system like in Jalco?

8. What is music in Jalco like and used for?

9. How does Ernie react when he sees Coronel mating with the hen?

10. What is the arroyo and what is it used for?

(see the answer keys)

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