Baseball in April and Other Stories Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Victor's good friend's name?

2. Who does Victor impress in "Seventh Grade"?

3. What is Pete's nickname?

4. Why does Manuel become nervous after he volunteers?

5. What does Gilbert fantasize about?

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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