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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. Where does Rodriguez believe English should be spoken?
(a) In private, with family or close friends.
(b) Everywhere.
(c) In the classroom.
(d) In public.

2. According to Rodriguez, what is wrong with speaking a private language in public?
(a) It is embarrassing.
(b) It will eventually stop being a private language.
(c) It prevents people from learning the public language.
(d) Most people will not understand what is being said.

3. How does Rodriguez explain his success to people?
(a) He was just very lucky.
(b) He went to a good school and had supportive parents.
(c) He had good teachers.
(d) He worked very hard.

4. Did Rodriguez's parents get the same amount of education that he did?
(a) No, and they did not want him to go to school so much, either.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Yes, but they went to school in Mexico so they do not speak English very well.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Rodriguez wonder about his parents and his education?

3. How does Rodriguez describe himself now?

4. How does Rodriguez's education affect his relationship with his parents?

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?

(see the answer key)

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