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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Chapter 10 is entitled "The Avocados." What is the significance of the avocados in this chapter?
2. After the first crop of harvest time is picked, what is the next crop ready to harvest?
3. When Esperanza and her mother are together in Chapter 7, what does Mama confess she misses?
4. Who is Ada?
5. On Christmas day, what does Esperanza see that she wishes she could give to her mother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are many strong female characters in Esperanza Rising. Explore and discuss the view of women that arises from Ryan's characterizations of these women.
Essay Topic 2
In the first chapter of Esperanza Rising, Papa instills a love of the land in Esperanza. There are several ways in which the characters can be categorized. One way is that are those who "love the land" and those who do not. Examine the love and respect for the land through the characters that are aligned with Papa with respect to the land, and how this love "gives back" to them.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 2 of Esperanza Rising, Esperanza is at a low point and her grandmother reminds her of a story she has told Esperanza many times, the myth of the phoenix rising out of its own ashes. What is inspirational about this myth and why is it appropriate that Abuelita, rather than any other character, be the one to refer to this myth at this time?
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