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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 is the name of the salesman in "Not For Sale"?
(a) Mr. Gold.
(b) Le Spanard.
(c) Francious.
(d) El Arabe.

2. Who answers the door when the girl goes to study with Eugene?
(a) Eugene's mother.
(b) Eugene's sister.
(c) Eugene.
(d) Eugene's father.

3. In "Absolution in the New Year", what does the girl's mother offer to console her?
(a) Water.
(b) Tea.
(c) Money.
(d) A hug.

4. In "Absolution in the New Year", what does the girl's father feel the girl is becoming?
(a) A thief.
(b) A fool.
(c) A liar.
(d) A Jezebel.

5. Why do the kids at school tease the girl?
(a) For being tall.
(b) For being short.
(c) For being fat.
(d) For being skinny.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "An Early Mystery", what does the woman ask the girl?

2. What does the girl notice about the type of voice her mother uses with the shopkeeper in "An Early Mystery"?

3. How long did the girl's grandmother live in New York?

4. What music does the girl always hear in "Twist and Shout"?

5. In "The Lesson of the Sugarcane", what does the girl's mother want her to smell?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens at Dona Ernestina's party?

2. What happened when the girl went to the apartment where her father was in "By Love Betrayed"?

3. What surprises the mother in "The Game"?

4. In "The Medium's Burden", why does the medium stay silent?

5. What does the girl learn about clothing in "The Myth of the Latin Woman"?

6. In "From the Book of Dreams in Spanish", what does the fruit represent?

7. How did the girl's father react to her game of dress-up in "The Changeling"?

8. What things does the girl say she remembers most about her parents when she was a child in "By Love Betrayed"?

9. How did the girl take her anger out on her mother in "Absolution in the New Year"?

10. How did the girl's mother feel about her visit to the shop in "An Early Mystery"?

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