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

2. When Esperanza asks Isabel for news that she has heard at school, what is the new construction that Isabel tells them about?
(a) A park for all the children.
(b) A library for the children of families from Oklahoma.
(c) A school for children of families from Oklahoma.
(d) A school for all the migrant families.

3. On Saturday night, what do the women do together that Esperanza actually enjoys?
(a) Shelling almonds.
(b) Singing.
(c) Cooking.
(d) Bathing.

4. When Esperanza talks of "La Migra", what is she talking about?
(a) The immigration officials.
(b) The meat.
(c) The mist.
(d) The migrant workers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As Chapter 12 begins, what celebration is coming up in at Isabel's school?

2. What is one of the dishes that the families have on this first dinner together?

3. What is one thing the workers do NOT find among asparagus bundles?

4. In Chapter 8, who tells Esperanza that the strike that was planned for the next day will not take place?

5. What does Esperanza think will make the individual in the hospital feel better?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Esperanza's babysitting skills progress as Chapter 8 develops?

2. Comment on the image of communal life at this work camp once the work day is over that Ryan portrays in Chapter 7.

3. In Chapter 11, the strikers want to impede the progress of the asparagus harvest. Why is that an effective tactic?

4. What is the significance of Esperanza's visit to the hospital on Christmas Day?

5. In what way is Mama's illness a commentary on the working conditions of the migrant workers?

6. How does Miguel's attitude toward his job being taken away differ from Esperanza's position about this injustice?

7. At dinner when the family discusses the strike and its progress, how does Miguel's outlook differ from his father's outlook about the support for the strike?

8. At the end of the Chapter 7, Esperanza prays. How do her prayers reveal the subtle change she is beginning to make?

9. In Chapter 9, when Esperanza brings the blanket to the hospital, why do she and Mama cry?

10. How is the act of Esperanza's gift of the porcelain doll symbolic?

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