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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Eddie’s mother and aunt try to convince Eddie to date a local girl who is a good catch to them because she has only one what in Chapter 3?
(a) Boyfriend.
(b) Baby.
(c) Car.
(d) Job.

2. What does Eddie leave at Mr. Stiles’s house along with a note in Chapter 3?
(a) A newspaper.
(b) The truck keys.
(c) A gift.
(d) Money.

3. Eddie’s aunt tells him that who will help him achieve the action she wants him to do in Chapter 2?
(a) Angel.
(b) Lupe.
(c) Larry.
(d) Samuel.

4. The girl who calls Eddie in Chapter 3 invites him to come to her house to do what?
(a) Go swimming.
(b) Study.
(c) Go on a date.
(d) Go for a walk.

5. What aunt brings Eddie food in Chapter 2?
(a) Belinda.
(b) Gloria.
(c) Delores.
(d) Norma.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Eddie returns to his apartment after leaving Mr. Stiles’s home in Chapter 3, his mother and what aunt arrive for a visit?

2. Most of the residents of Eddie’s neighborhood are descended from what heritage?

3. Who calls Eddie while his mother and aunt are visiting in Chapter 3?

4. What Spanish word is used in the novel meaning district or neighborhood?

5. What local gangster solicits Eddie to help him avenge Eddie’s cousin’s death in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who calls Eddie at the end of Chapter 3? Why?

2. How is Eddie’s neighborhood described in Chapter 1?

3. What leads to Mr. Stiles’s truck being stolen in Chapter 2?

4. Who is the protagonist of the book? How is his objective defined in Chapter 1?

5. How is the relationship between Eddie and José described in Chapter 4?

6. What background information does the author establish regarding Eddie’s past and the people he has lost in Chapter 1?

7. What does José represent symbolically to Eddie in the narrative?

8. Where do Eddie and José go to eat in Chapter 4? Who do they encounter there?

9. What does Eddie’s job entail generally? Who greets him when he arrives home from work in Chapter 1?

10. What causes Eddie’s sense of fear in Chapter 1?

(see the answer keys)

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