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

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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

In "Barbie," explain the significance of Veronica's lost Barbie doll head and how that loss reflects childhood dreams.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the feeling of guilt between Fausto in "The No-Guitar Blues" with Maria in "Growing Up," by looking at their adolescent perspective.

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