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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who in Firoozeh's family could speak English when they first arrived in California?
(a) Firoozeh.
(b) Kazem.
(c) Nazireh.
(d) Sedigeh.

2. What did Firoozeh learn to make while at camp in Chapter 8?
(a) Clay pots.
(b) Moccasins.
(c) Fishing flies.
(d) Macrame key chains.

3. When did Iran approve a theocratic constitution?
(a) 1980.
(b) 1975.
(c) 1979.
(d) 1976.

4. What did Firoozeh's teacher pull out for the class when introducing her?
(a) A book.
(b) A jar.
(c) A doll.
(d) A map.

5. Where did Aunt Parvine live?
(a) Switzerland.
(b) Scotland.
(c) Ireland.
(d) Holland.

6. How old was Firoozeh when her family moved from Iran to California?
(a) 10.
(b) 7.
(c) 8.
(d) 5.

7. Where did Francois want to honeymoon?
(a) Tibet.
(b) Japan.
(c) India.
(d) Mocolia.

8. What was Firoozeh opposed to doing while at camp in Chapter 8?
(a) Bathing in front of others.
(b) Canoeing.
(c) Arts and crafts.
(d) Fishing and hunting.

9. Kazem considered himself the ________ of Iran since he was the first in the family to settle permanently in America.
(a) Sir Francis Drake.
(b) Christopher Columbus.
(c) Napoleon Bonaparte.
(d) Leif Ericson.

10. Of what heritage was Francois' grandfather?
(a) Greek.
(b) Italian.
(c) Polish.
(d) Portuguese.

11. How old was Nazireh when she married?
(a) 19.
(b) 17.
(c) 22.
(d) 16.

12. What is an undesirable item referred to on the show "Let's Make a Deal"?
(a) Zonk.
(b) Zing.
(c) Zip.
(d) Zap.

13. Where was the summer camp located which Firoozeh attended in Chapter 8?
(a) The Mammoth Mountains.
(b) The Marble Mountains.
(c) The Appalachian Mountains.
(d) The Salmon Mountains.

14. What was Firoozeh's school doing mandatory checks for in Chapter 7?
(a) Scoliosis.
(b) Chicken pox.
(c) Cold symptoms.
(d) Lice.

15. What is the name of the camp Firoozeh went to in Chapter 8?
(a) The Pine Lodge Mountain Summer Camp.
(b) The Lassen Peak Summer Camp.
(c) The Giant Sequoia Summer Camp.
(d) The Kern River Summer Camp.

Short Answer Questions

1. What fast food chain did Kazem and Nematollah avoid because the name was intimidating and too hard to pronounce?

2. What is Firoozeh's family's last name?

3. Who was the leader of the Iranian Revolution?

4. Where did Kazem take his family a few weeks after Disneyland in Chapter 4?

5. What did schoolchildren call Firoozeh when she was young?

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