Esperanza Rising Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What special dessert is Isabel's mother is making on Saturday night?
(a) Corn bread.
(b) Rice pudding.
(c) Fried dough.
(d) Almond flan.

2. In Chapter 8, who tells Esperanza that the strike that was planned for the next day will not take place?
(a) Miguel.
(b) Isabel.
(c) Alfonso.
(d) Mama.

3. Mama seems to accept the situation, and once in the cabin, what does she do that Esperanza cannot understand?
(a) Mama sings.
(b) Mama yells at her.
(c) Mama starts cooking.
(d) Mama takes a nap.

4. What is one of the dishes that the families have on this first dinner together?
(a) Rice (arroz) and beans.
(b) Chicken and beans.
(c) Ham and beans.
(d) Hot dogs and beans.

5. In Chapter 8, it is harvest time. What crop is the family harvesting?
(a) Corn.
(b) Grapes.
(c) Plums.
(d) Strawberries.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Alfonso?

2. In Chapter 8, what kind of storm forces the workers back to the cabin?

3. When Abuelita is trying to comfort Esperanza, she reminds her of a myth. What is the bird in that myth?

4. On the journey to the train station, what is this wagon disguised as?

5. In the context of this story, what is a "jamaica?"

(see the answer key)

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