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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who owns the house in Acapulco?
(a) Carlotta.
(b) Penelope.
(c) Catita.
(d) Maria.

2. Where is Candelaria left while on the family trip?
(a) A hotel.
(b) An ocean town.
(c) A bus station.
(d) An airport.

3. In what city did the narrator's father and uncles work?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) Detroit.

4. Who is the helper of the Awful Grandmother who threatens to quit?
(a) Cecilia.
(b) Esther.
(c) Orlia.
(d) Maria.

5. When the Awful Grandmother was a young girl, her family made ________________.
(a) Dolls.
(b) Clothes.
(c) Furniture.
(d) Mexican shawls.

6. What does Celaya's mother say about the Grandmother?
(a) She is an intrusion in their lives.
(b) She is her inspiration.
(c) She is like a mother to her.
(d) She is the glue that keeps the family together.

7. What topic does Zoila complain to Inocencio about?
(a) Never going anywhere.
(b) Leaving dirty clothes on the floor.
(c) Not making enough money.
(d) Wanting a bigger house.

8. Who was Aunty Fina's husband?
(a) Uncle Jerome.
(b) Uncle Geraldo.
(c) Uncle Pio.
(d) Uncle Paulo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the narrator's father known as in the family?

2. Where did Soledad sleep in Narciso's house?

3. What is the Grandfather's name?

4. What was the main plaza close to Narciso's house?

5. Every year Celaya forgets about the stark differences in ______________ in the U.S. and Mexico.

(see the answer keys)

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