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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who was Narciso's mother?
(a) Senora Maria.
(b) Senora Carmina.
(c) Senora Carlotta.
(d) Senora Regina.

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

5. Why does the Awful Grandmother think that Celaya's father should give the item in #25 to her and not to Celaya?
(a) She likes to dress up.
(b) She goes out more.
(c) She understands the value of the item.
(d) She is old enough to drive.

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

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

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

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

10. What is "feo, fuerte, y formal"?
(a) Ugly, strong, and proper.
(b) Happy, strong, and lucky.
(c) Strong, funny, and proper.
(d) Smart, handsome, and tall.

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

12. Which of Celaya's cousins seems to always get upset at the family gatherings?
(a) Penelope.
(b) Cecile.
(c) Antonieta.
(d) Maria.

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

14. What do the children wear at the beach to protect their skin?
(a) Sunblock.
(b) Smocks.
(c) Shirts.
(d) Big hats.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Inocencio decide to take his family?

2. Why is Candelaria invited to go on the trip?

3. Where is Candelaria left while on the family trip?

4. What profession does Aunt Light-Skin have?

5. How many children did the person in #67 have?

(see the answer keys)

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