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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Profession, Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the family's use of the word "gringo" change as the children learn more English?
(a) They use it to compliment each other on how well they speak English.
(b) The children do not like their parents to use that word any more.
(c) It starts to mean "a non-Hispanic American" as opposed to the "other" or "outsider" that it used to imply.
(d) They stop saying it because they no longer use Spanish words.

2. Is Rodriguez's classmate as good a student as Rodriguez is?
(a) Yes.
(b) Yes, but the schools do not want to hire him because he has controversial political views.
(c) Yes, but he has a bad work history.
(d) No.

3. In Credo, Chapter 3, what does Rodriguez do to change his ideas about religion?
(a) He visits a lot of different churches.
(b) He studies theology.
(c) He studies to be a priest.
(d) He travels to other countries.

4. What does Rodriguez say would be the disadvantage of bilingual education?
(a) It would make him lazy about learning English.
(b) It would limit the things he could study in school.
(c) It would mean he was only in class with other people who spoke Spanish.
(d) It would make it easier to cheat on tests.

5. Rodriguez has acknowledged that his relationship with his family changed as he became more educated. What does he say about how that affected his success?
(a) He used it to explain to people what his life was like before he was educated.
(b) He used it as an excuse to not work very hard.
(c) He does not complain about the change because he is so glad to be well-educated.
(d) He used it to motivate him to try harder.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the scholarship boy use education?

3. How does a newspaper affect Rodriguez's reading habits?

4. Where does Rodriguez believe Spanish should be spoken?

5. According to Rodriguez's family, how are men supposed to be?

(see the answer key)

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