Waiting for Snow in Havana - Confessions of a Cuban Boy Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Carlos get milkshakes in Havana?
(a) Dairy Freeze.
(b) Tropicream.
(c) Dairy Queen.
(d) McDonalds.

2. In Chapter 10, where does Carlos state he would like to be buried?
(a) At a Christmas tree farm.
(b) Under an oak tree.
(c) In the family mausoleum.
(d) In Cuba.

3. What holiday is the Nieto family celebrating at the beginning of Chapter 24?
(a) Michaelmas.
(b) The Feast of Saint Anne.
(c) Christmas.
(d) The Feast of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.

4. In which theater is Carlos watching a movie in the beginning of Chapter 23?
(a) Cinema 8.
(b) Miramar Theater.
(c) The Tandy.
(d) The Roxy.

5. What insects bite Rafa and Carlos in Chapter 5?
(a) Mosquitoes.
(b) Japanese beetles.
(c) Fire ants.
(d) Earwigs.

6. What is the Spanish word for disillusionment?
(a) Desengaño.
(b) Camiseta.
(c) Ejecución.
(d) Cohete.

7. Who buys Carlos and Tony comic books each Wednesday?
(a) Marie Antoinette.
(b) Eugenio's mother.
(c) Aunt Carmela.
(d) Aunt Lucía.

8. What is Carlos's father's profession?
(a) Teacher.
(b) Businessman.
(c) Judge.
(d) Police officer.

9. In which city does chapter 21 open?
(a) Miami.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Havana.
(d) New York City.

10. Who is the first villain in Carlos's dreams?
(a) Candlestick Lady.
(b) Maria Theresa.
(c) Torso Lady.
(d) Window Jesus.

11. In Chapter 22, what lands on Fidel's shoulder?
(a) A hawk.
(b) A bald eagle.
(c) A dove.
(d) A pigeon.

12. What is the name of Fernando's cousin, the one who sets off bombs to act against Fidel's government?
(a) Josef.
(b) Miguelito.
(c) Jorge.
(d) Filo.

13. What does the Jeep mentioned in Chapter 5 spray?
(a) Thick black smoke.
(b) Gravel.
(c) Pesticide.
(d) Water.

14. In Chapter 11, where does young Carlos's head get stuck?
(a) In a hat that is too small.
(b) In a pew.
(c) In a car door.
(d) Under the sofa.

15. What does "cocuyos" mean?
(a) Firecrackers.
(b) Dragonflies.
(c) Fireflies.
(d) Ants.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Carlos see in Chapter 1 that reminds him of the maid's breasts?

2. To what sin is Carlos especially prone, as described in Chapter 14?

3. How long does Carlos have to wait between eating lunch and going swimming?

4. As told in Chapter 25, what movie does Carlos see repeatedly?

5. As mentioned in Chapter 22, Carlos's wife buys him a poster of which actress?

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