Baseball in April and Other Stories Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the main character in "Broken Chain" use to try to realign his teeth?

2. How old is Jesse's brother?

3. What does Luis finally give up on?

4. Where does Veronica go to look for her doll?

5. Who gives Veronica a new doll?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Luis.

2. Describe Gilbert's attitude towards karate after he enrolls in lessons.

3. Describe Hector's grandmother.

4. How is Manuel's act received by the audience?

5. How does "Barbie" end?

6. What happens at the end of "Seventh Grade"?

7. Describe Gilbert Sanchez.

8. What does Manuel volunteer for?

9. Describe Fausto's feelings after he returns Roger.

10. Describe Yollie.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how and why "The Marble Champ" is the most straightforward story in the collection of "Baseball in April and Other Stories."

Essay Topic 2

Describe what Soto is suggesting about adolescent girls through his character Teresa in "Seventh Grade," who asserts her interest in Victor after having a class together.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the motif of financial instability within the families in "Baseball in April and Other Stories." Why is that information included in every story?

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