Esperanza Rising Test | 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. When Esperanza does the family marketing for the first time, what does Esperanza give to the poor man who approaches her and Isabel?

2. Who is Mr. Yakota?

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

4. How does Esperanza get back and forth to the camp from the hospital?

5. In Chapter 10, Miguel gets a new job. Where is this job?

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

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

Essay Topic 3

The title of this novel is Esperanza Rising. There is a scenario in Chapter 5 wherein Esperanza feels she is floating above the earth. However, there are several meanings of the word "rising." Reflect on this scene and the meanings of this book. Finally, with attention to more than one meaning of the word, explain why Esperanza Rising is an appropriate title for this novel.

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