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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which one of Celaya's brothers was left in Mexico to attend military school?
(a) Rodolfo.
(b) Ray.
(c) Raoul.
(d) Rafa.

2. What does the Grandmother say about Zoira to Inocencia?
(a) He picked a wonderful woman to be his wife.
(b) He must choose between his mother or his wife.
(c) She is better fit to raise the kids than Zoira is.
(d) Zoira needs psychological help.

3. Who did the narrator's family travel to see on its annual trips?
(a) Aunts and uncles.
(b) Old neighbors.
(c) The Awful Grandmother.
(d) School friends.

4. What luxury does Celaya's family have that makes them feel rich?
(a) A new refrigerator.
(b) Three bedrooms.
(c) A used car.
(d) Expensive furniture in the house.

5. What profession does Aunt Light-Skin have?
(a) Secretary.
(b) Housekeeper.
(c) Teacher.
(d) Cook.

6. Which one of the narrator's uncles is best off financially?
(a) Uncle Baby.
(b) Uncle Eddie.
(c) Uncle Jose.
(d) Uncle Max.

7. Why is the Awful Grandmother angry at Celaya's mother?
(a) She ate at a restaurant.
(b) She wrecked the family car.
(c) She tore the silk rebozo.
(d) She flirted with the neighbor man.

8. How many children did the person in #67 have?
(a) Between 16 and 18.
(b) 12.
(c) 6.
(d) 13.

9. What is a rebozo?
(a) A spice.
(b) A weapon.
(c) A shawl.
(d) A carriage.

10. What is the narrator's father known as in the family?
(a) Senor Busybody.
(b) Baby Face.
(c) El Tarzan.
(d) Capitano.

11. Who is the Awful Grandmother's washerwoman?
(a) Maria.
(b) Zara.
(c) Amelia.
(d) Amparao.

12. Who invites herself to go on the trip with Inocencio and his family?
(a) The Grandmother.
(b) Candelaria.
(c) Amparo.
(d) Oralia.

13. What did Celaya's grandmother say when Celaya's hair was chopped off as a girl?
(a) It accentuated her beautiful eyes.
(b) It would help it grow back faster.
(c) It made her look like a boy.
(d) She should always keep it like that.

14. Where did Soledad sleep in Narciso's house?
(a) In a guest bedroom.
(b) On a cot in the pantry.
(c) In the sleeping porch.
(d) In the shed.

15. What was Senora Regina's demeanor toward Soledad?
(a) Rude.
(b) Motherly.
(c) Caring.
(d) Sensitive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a chillona?

2. Who is the helper of the Awful Grandmother who threatens to quit?

3. What does Celaya's mother say about the Grandmother?

4. Who is married to Uncle Fat Face?

5. Why is Candelaria removed from the Awful Grandmother's house?

(see the answer keys)

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