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 work?
(a) The Holiday Inn.
(b) The Hilton Hotel.
(c) A bar.
(d) A Mexican restaurant.

2. Who unexpectedly hugs Carlos in Chapter 7?
(a) A chimpanzee.
(b) A bear cub.
(c) Eugenio.
(d) Tony.

3. What city is described in the beginning of chapter 3?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Havana.
(c) San Juan.
(d) New York.

4. Where was Fernando born?
(a) The United States.
(b) Spain.
(c) Argentina.
(d) Cuba.

5. What is a paredón?
(a) A cry for help.
(b) A wall.
(c) A type of cart.
(d) A lunatic.

6. Carlos notes in Chapter 1 that his Aunt Lucia had been what political figure in a previous life?
(a) Cleopatra.
(b) Napoleon.
(c) A Bourbon princess.
(d) A Hapsburg.

7. What do Carlos and Tony call Santa Claus?
(a) Father Christmas.
(b) Santicló.
(c) Papá Noel.
(d) Saint Nick.

8. Which cinema has deplorable restrooms?
(a) The Roxy.
(b) Cinema 11.
(c) Miramar Theater.
(d) The Rialto.

9. According to Chapter 4, which people always read dirty magazines?
(a) Street vendors.
(b) Police officers.
(c) Postal workers.
(d) Chauffeurs.

10. What is the name of the jackpot in the Spanish lottery?
(a) El Primer Piso.
(b) El Premio Gordo.
(c) El Somnambulente.
(d) El Alto Grado.

11. What fruit does Carlos discuss at length in Chapter 25?
(a) Mamey.
(b) Peaches.
(c) Bananas.
(d) Guanábana.

12. What is Eugenio's nickname?
(a) El Loco.
(b) El Alocado.
(c) El Desembarcado.
(d) El Roto.

13. What do the children of the Nieto family receive when they turn sixteen?
(a) Driving lessons.
(b) Keys to the pantheon.
(c) Keys to the family car.
(d) A new suit.

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

15. What is the name of the Nietos' family doctor?
(a) Dr. Montoya.
(b) Dr. Lázaro.
(c) Dr. Quinn.
(d) Dr. Portilla.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character injures his hand with a firecracker in Chapter 8?

2. Where does Carlos get milkshakes in Havana?

3. Of what nationality is the hot dog man in Carlos's neighborhood?

4. From what country did the ancestors of Carlos's mother come?

5. What is the name of the beggar in Carlos's neighborhood?

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