Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Achievement of Desire, Chapter 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 does not complain about the change because he is so glad to be well-educated.
(b) He used it as an excuse to not work very hard.
(c) He used it to motivate him to try harder.
(d) He used it to explain to people what his life was like before he was educated.

3. What is Rodriguez's initial response to bilingual education?
(a) He thinks it is too hard on the teacher.
(b) He disagrees with it.
(c) He thinks it makes students work harder.
(d) He thinks it would have helped him a lot.

4. How does Rodriguez describe himself now?
(a) A Latino activist.
(b) A middle-class American.
(c) An education expert.
(d) A famous author.

5. In The Achievement of Desire, Prologue, Rodriguez says that now that he is successful, people always ask him a certain question. What is it?
(a) Are your brothers and sisters as smart as you are?
(b) How did you manage your success?
(c) Did you benefit from affirmative action?
(d) Can I have your autograph?

Short Answer Questions

1. When Rodriguez's mother becomes more fluent in English, she convinces her husband to buy _________. (fill in the blank)

2. How do Rodriguez's parents respond when he wants to go to Stanford?

3. As Rodriguez learns more English, what does he do about his parents' English skills?

4. Where does Rodriguez believe Spanish should be spoken?

5. How does Rodriguez feel about his education?

(see the answer key)

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