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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Rodriguez feel about his family background?
(a) He does not think about it too much.
(b) He wants to know more about it.
(c) He is embarrassed by it.
(d) He is proud of it.

2. What does Rodriguez's teacher tell him about reading and complicated ideas?
(a) He needs to read 2,000 books to have a complicated idea.
(b) He needs to read 5,000 books to have a complicated idea.
(c) People who do not read cannot have complicated ideas.
(d) Reading will teach him complicated ideas.

3. Why does Rodriguez say he is writing this book?
(a) To explain how hard school is for children who do not speak English.
(b) To study how he became the person he is today.
(c) To complain about the bad schools he attended.
(d) To encourage other people to get a good education.

4. How does Rodriguez feel when he observes the group of black teenagers on the bus?
(a) He envies their close bond.
(b) He wishes he could be their friend.
(c) He is scared because they look tough.
(d) He is irritated because they are noisy.

5. What does Rodriguez start to believe about intimate conversations?
(a) He can have them with his family in spite of the language barrier.
(b) Intimate conversations are hard to have in the "public" language.
(c) He will never be able to have them with his family because of the language barrier.
(d) He can no longer have an intimate conversation in Spanish.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Rodriguez moves into college and graduate school, how does his relationship with his parents change?

2. How does Rodriguez's grandmother affect his ideas on language?

3. Does Rodriguez believe that not speaking English well has consequences for his parents?

4. When does Rodriguez begin to question his religion?

5. What is Rodriguez told about reading the Bible?

(see the answer key)

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