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

2. Once the family has shifted to speaking English, how does Rodriguez feel when he hears families speaking Spanish?
(a) Rodriguez is frustrated because he thinks those families are making it harder for their children to learn English.
(b) Rodriguez is embarrassed because he thinks everyone should speak English.
(c) Rodriguez is sad because it reminds him of the closeness his family lost.
(d) Rodriguez is pleased to know that Spanish is still being spoken in people's homes.

3. When he is a child, what do people say about Rodriguez's complexion?
(a) They tease him.
(b) They tell him he is handsome.
(c) They tell him to see a doctor to get help.
(d) They joke with him about how light his skin is.

4. What is Rodriguez's complexion like?
(a) He looks like a white boy.
(b) He is dark-skinned.
(c) He is light-skinned.
(d) He has bad acne.

5. As Rodriguez and his siblings learn more English, what happens to their family?
(a) The children start disobeying their parents.
(b) The family grows closer together.
(c) The family loses some of its closeness.
(d) The parents depend on the children to do the talking in public.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the family's communication change as the children learn more English?

2. What does Rodriguez say would be the benefit of bilingual education?

3. How does the scholarship boy use education?

4. What religious figure was very important in his parents' old church, but becomes less important in the new church?

5. How does the family's use of the word "gringo" change as the children learn more English?

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