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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 Topic 1
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 2
Analyze "The Karate Kid" and discuss how Gilbert's desire to become a karate master and defeat the school bully is diminished by the reality of the situation.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Yollie's reaction to her dress's dye running with Veronica's reaction to the loss of her Barbie doll's head. What does Soto suggest about childhood with these two devastating moments.
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