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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Uncle Julio apologize to Hector and Mando?
2. What does Julio tell the boys when he drops them off at the apartment?
3. The car radio plays a song about a dog who jumps out of a car and walks from Sacramento back to his home in ________.
4. What is the profession of Julio's landlord?
5. Who does Uncle Julio call?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why are the police so happy when they arrive at Uncle Julio's apartment?
2. What reward will Julio and the boys get for catching the robbers and how do they plan to spend it?
3. What is the song about the dog the boys hear on the radio and how does it symbolize their lives?
4. How does Hector's innocence exhibit when he is scared and trying to convince himself that the robbers are not coming after them?
5. Who is Dr. Femur and how do Hector and Mando meet him?
6. How does Julio turn into the stereotype of the typical Latin male?
7. Why does Vicky apologize to the boys again and what do she and the boys do at the apartment that takes all night?
8. Why does Julio prevent Hector from calling the police after the boys have seen the robbers in Dr. Femur's office?
9. What favor does Dr. Femur ask of Hector and Mando?
10. What is the first trick that Hector tries to get rid of Freddie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the greatest lesson Hector learns in the book? Is it true that important lessons are also painful ones? What impact did Uncle Julio have on Dencey's life? What would Dencey consider to be her best decision?
Essay Topic 2
Create a brief character study of Uncle Julio. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were his dreams and fears? What was most valuable to him in his world?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
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