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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 tore the silk rebozo.
(d) She ate at a restaurant.

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

4. What did Soledad accidentally call Narciso when they first met?
(a) Evil.
(b) Potato.
(c) Gnome.
(d) Mud.

5. Who is married to Uncle Fat Face?
(a) Aunty Licha.
(b) Aunt Cecile.
(c) Aunt Maria.
(d) Aunty Tia.

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 was left unfinished when the Awful Grandmother's mother died?

3. What is a rebozo?

4. What does Celaya's mother tell her father when he catches her?

5. How many children did Senora Regina have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What lie did Narciso tell about his three missing ribs and what is the truth of the story?

2. Where does Inocencio take the family for a holiday, and who complicates the situation by inviting herself to go along?

3. Why does Celaya want to leave school and what is her father's response to her idea?

4. What advice does Narciso's father give him regarding Soledad?

5. Who is Antonieta Araceli and how do the cousins upset her?

6. What secret about Inocencio does Zoila tell Celaya when Inocencio is in the hospital after a heart attack?

7. What has Celaya learned about stories and about her family?

8. What are the two criteria to determine a person's class?

9. What is the Grandmother's demeanor in Chicago and why does she not buy her own home?

10. Why is the girl, Candelaria, pressed into service for the Grandmother?

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