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. Who is Jesse in "Baseball in April"?

2. What is Jesse's team named?

3. What ethnicity is Fausto?

4. What is the last item Fausto gives away?

5. Where does Veronica go the day after she gets her new doll?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Michael Torres.

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

3. Describe what Martha tries to do with Veronica's dolls.

4. Who is Donna?

5. How does Maria feel about Disneyland?

6. Describe Alfonso's family life.

7. Describe Veronica's new Barbie.

8. Who is Roger?

9. Why does Victor want to take French?

10. Describe Pete the Heat.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain where the tension of "Mother and Daughter" lies.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the emotions Maria experiences from her recollection of Disneyland to her family's return home from vacation. Do you think Maria's emotions are natural?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motif of overcoming failure and finding one's ability in "Baseball in April and Other Stories."

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