Esperanza Rising Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. On Saturday night, what do the women do together that Esperanza actually enjoys?

3. When Esperanza teases Isabel that she seems to hate all the crops, what is one crop Isabel says she loves?

4. Who yells out, "It is a sweep!" in Chapter 11?

5. After the first crop of harvest time is picked, what is the next crop ready to harvest?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Much of what the reader learns about life in the migrant work camps entails children's lives. Comment on the quality of life available to children in these circumstances and how responsible Ryan's portrayal of children in the camps is.

Essay Topic 2

All of the chapter titles of this novel are names of fruit. After reading the novel, explain why Pam Munoz Ryan, the author might have chosen to title the chapters in this way.

Essay Topic 3

Examine the time span of the story from harvest to harvest. How does the author's use of nature's cycle help her narrative?

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