Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Complexion, Prologue.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do Rodriguez's teachers visit his house?
(a) To ask his parents to volunteer at the school.
(b) To meet his parents.
(c) To talk about his bad behavior.
(d) To ask the family to practice speaking English.

2. What religious figure was very important in his parents' old church, but becomes less important in the new church?
(a) The Virgin Mary.
(b) St. Peter.
(c) Jesus.
(d) The priest.

3. What does Rodriguez learn about sin?
(a) Sins are bad, and he should confess them to the priest.
(b) Sins are things that non-religious people do.
(c) Sins are not a big deal, and he should not worry about them.
(d) Sins are good, and he should try to have more of them.

4. What does Rodriguez think about how the meaning of a person's complexion has changed?
(a) His dark skin used to be popular, but now is unpopular.
(b) Nobody pays any attention to complexion any more.
(c) His dark skin used to be unpopular, but now is popular.
(d) People used to ignore his complexion, but now they make a big deal about it.

5. How does a scholarship boy form his own ideas or opinions?
(a) He bases his ideas on what he learns in class.
(b) He bases his ideas on what his classmates tell him.
(c) He learns about other's ideas and opinions, but does not have his own ideas.
(d) He bases his ideas on what his teacher tells him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the picture of Christ with a punctured heart important?

2. What does Rodriguez do in Aria, Chapter 2, that gives him the confidence to speak up in class?

3. In The Achievement of Desire, Prologue, Rodriguez says that now that he is successful, people always ask him a certain question. What is it?

4. What does Rodriguez say education does to the scholarship boy?

5. Once the family has shifted to speaking English, how does Rodriguez feel when he hears families speaking Spanish?

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