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

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

3. What is the last place mentioned in Chapter 23?
(a) New England.
(b) Havana.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Miami.

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

5. Carlos discusses which toys in the beginning of Chapter 25?
(a) Yo-yos.
(b) Matchbox cars.
(c) Legos.
(d) Jigsaw puzzles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which cinema has deplorable restrooms?

2. What is Carlos's father's profession?

3. In Chapter 11, where does young Carlos's head get stuck?

4. When Aunt Lucía is dying in a nursing home, what does Carlos bring her?

5. From what disease do Tony and Carlos suffer in Chapter 21?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Carlos's grandfather Amado die, and how old was he?

2. How do Louis XVI's staff members treat him and his family? Why?

3. Explain one of the lessons on hell that is described in Chapter 19.

4. Explain the gift exchange between Carlos and Aunt Lucía that is discussed in Chapter 18.

5. According to Chapter 7, what happened to Cuba after Fidel came to power?

6. Where does Carlos see the Cuba-shaped clouds, and how does he feel about them?

7. What is the significance of the mamey pit to Carlos?

8. Why does Louis XVI wish he could have afforded to be Pilate in the church murals?

9. Why is Carlos suddenly not allowed to see 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?

10. Summarize the contents of the Cuban history lesson the boys receive at the beginning of Chapter 4.

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