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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What nationality is Aunty Ninfa?
(a) Italian.
(b) Spanish.
(c) Cuban.
(d) British.

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

3. The Awful Grandmother's mother was able to create _____________ like no one else could.
(a) hats.
(b) paintings.
(c) gardens.
(d) fringe.

4. What does Celaya's father tell the Awful Grandmother that he wants to buy for Celaya?
(a) A prom dress.
(b) A silk rebozo.
(c) A fur coat.
(d) A car.

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

6. What is mole?
(a) Spicy pork dish.
(b) Hat.
(c) Shawl.
(d) Spy.

7. The Grandmother is perpetually hungry for _______________.
(a) spirituality.
(b) attention.
(c) burritos.
(d) intellectual stimulation.

8. To what does Celaya compare the color of the skin of Candelaria?
(a) Bittersweet chocolate.
(b) Milk.
(c) Caramel.
(d) Honey.

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

10. Where does Celaya sleep at night?
(a) A bunk bed.
(b) A sleeping bag.
(c) A green sofa.
(d) An orange La-Z-Boy recliner.

11. How many children are in Celaya's family?
(a) 7.
(b) 2.
(c) 4.
(d) 5.

12. What was the main plaza close to Narciso's house?
(a) Fiesta Plaza.
(b) Place de Tijuana.
(c) Zocalo.
(d) Rue Espanol.

13. Why is the Grandmother rude to the townspeople while on vacation?
(a) Because they don't own homes.
(b) Because they are uneducated.
(c) Because they don't speak Spanish.
(d) Because of the color of their skin.

14. Who is frightened of the water in Acapulco?
(a) Zoila.
(b) Celaya.
(c) Candelaria.
(d) Grandmother.

15. Every year Celaya forgets about the stark differences in ______________ in the U.S. and Mexico.
(a) the music.
(b) the scenery.
(c) the food.
(d) the climate.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the Awful Grandmother think that Celaya's father should give the item in #25 to her and not to Celaya?

2. What topic does Zoila complain to Inocencio about?

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

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

5. What does Celaya's mother do when she jumps out of the car?

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