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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Candelaria removed from the Awful Grandmother's house?
(a) Her mother doesn't want her to be abused.
(b) She wants to go to college.
(c) She has to finish high school.
(d) She got a better paying job.

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

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

4. What does Celaya's mother tell her father when he catches her?
(a) Their marriage is over.
(b) She has fallen in love with someone else.
(c) She has a bad migraine.
(d) She doesn't want to go home yet.

5. What seems to run rampant in the community?
(a) Theft.
(b) Sexual abuse.
(c) Murder.
(d) Drug use.

6. How many children did Senora Regina have?
(a) 3.
(b) 6.
(c) 1.
(d) 9.

7. How does the Awful Grandmother generally treat Celaya?
(a) She insults her.
(b) She coddles her.
(c) She delights in her.
(d) She indulges her.

8. What is a standard practice of Celaya's family?
(a) Telling little white lies.
(b) Praying before dinner.
(c) Singing while cleaning.
(d) Overdrawing bank accounts.

9. At what type of business do the narrator's father and uncles work?
(a) Furniture.
(b) Hardware.
(c) Body shop.
(d) Grocery.

10. How does Celaya say that stories get altered?
(a) Too much time passes between story tellings.
(b) People forget to tell them things.
(c) They ask new people to make changes.
(d) They intentionally change them.

11. Candelaria made a ____________ for Celaya that falls into the water.
(a) necklace.
(b) bracelet.
(c) hat.
(d) flower.

12. Who is the daughter of the washerwoman?
(a) Constance.
(b) Camille.
(c) Candelaria.
(d) Cecilia.

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

14. What does the Awful Grandmother call Celaya and her cousins when they are all in the house?
(a) The gang.
(b) Al Tu.
(c) Et Tu.
(d) Hey You.

15. What was the name of Narciso's household?
(a) Reyes del Castillo.
(b) Fountainbleu.
(c) El Conquistador.
(d) Casa del Reyes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Aunty Fina's husband?

2. Who was the Awful Grandmother's father?

3. What was Senora Regina's demeanor toward Soledad?

4. Mexico City is called the _______________ of the New World.

5. Why is the Awful Grandmother angry at Celaya's mother?

(see the answer keys)

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