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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Esperanza do to keep warm while she works in Chapter 9?
(a) She heats her socks before she starts.
(b) She sits near the fire.
(c) She puts on extra blankets.
(d) She puts a hot brick between her feet.

3. What do the families have for dessert on their first dinner together?
(a) Corn bread.
(b) Rice pudding.
(c) Canteloupe.
(d) Fried dough.

4. What dissatisfaction does Esperanza have with Miguel when he tell her of his news in Chapter 12?
(a) She feels he should refuse to leave his family.
(b) She feels he should demand a raise.
(c) She feels that if he is a foreman, he should be able to get a raise and time off.
(d) She feels he should speak up for himself.

5. When Esperanza teases Isabel that she seems to hate all the crops, what is one crop Isabel says she loves?
(a) Plums.
(b) Cherries.
(c) Peaches.
(d) Strawberries.

6. Where does Esperanza go to check on things on the morning after the strike?
(a) The hospital.
(b) Hortensia's place of work.
(c) Marta's camp.
(d) Miguel's place of work.

7. After the first crop of harvest time is picked, what is the next crop ready to harvest?
(a) Corn.
(b) Potatoes.
(c) Strawberries.
(d) Cotton.

8. How does Esperanza get back and forth to the camp from the hospital?
(a) In the truck.
(b) In a taxi.
(c) In a wagon.
(d) In the doctor's car.

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

10. When Esperanza does the family marketing for the first time, what does Esperanza give to the poor man who approaches her and Isabel?
(a) Avocados.
(b) Beans.
(c) Corn flour.
(d) A wedge of cheese.

11. When Esperanza goes to bed after the strike, what does she worry about?
(a) Horensia seeming to be sick.
(b) Miguel taking care of himself at work.
(c) Josefina seeming to be sick.
(d) What would happen to her mother if she were picked up and taken away.

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

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

14. What object does Esperanza remove from her valise to give to Isabel?
(a) Her yarn doll from the train.
(b) Her lace collar.
(c) Her lacey socks.
(d) Her porcelain doll.

15. What honor is Isabel expecting to win at the celebration at her school in Chapter 12?
(a) First Place Baker.
(b) Queen.
(c) Baker-for-a-Day.
(d) Harvest Princess.

Short Answer Questions

1. Early in Chapter 11, what is Esperanza's criticism of the strikers?

2. What does the person is in the hospital in Chapter 9 request that Esperanza bring?

3. When Esperanza talks of "La Migra", what is she talking about?

4. What does Esperanza do to earn money once she is the only one in her family working?

5. On the morning after the strike, what does Esperanza see hanging from a tree?

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