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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Celaya's father?
(a) Inocencio.
(b) Paz.
(c) Miguel.
(d) Paulo.

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

3. What does Celaya's mother do when she jumps out of the car?
(a) Flags down a policeman.
(b) Runs as fast as she can.
(c) Finds a phone booth.
(d) Hails a cab.

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

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

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

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

8. Why is Candelaria invited to go on the trip?
(a) To help with the driving.
(b) To care for the children.
(c) To cook for the family.
(d) To clean the hotel rooms.

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

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

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

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

13. Why does Celaya's grandmother say Celaya could not appreciate a silk rebozo?
(a) She grew up in the United States.
(b) She doesn't take care of her things.
(c) She would rather wear cotton.
(d) She is too young to understand what it means.

14. The Grandfather tells Celaya that he lost three ribs ___________________.
(a) in a terrible battle.
(b) falling off a bike.
(c) in a knife fight.
(d) in a car accident.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many children are in Celaya's family?

2. What topic does Zoila complain to Inocencio about?

3. Who was Narciso's mother?

4. What luxury does Celaya's family have that makes them feel rich?

5. What did Celaya's grandmother say when Celaya's hair was chopped off as a girl?

(see the answer keys)

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