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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Rodriguez's education affect his relationship with his parents?
(a) His parents stop talking to him.
(b) It causes a separation between them.
(c) His parents brag about him all the time.
(d) It makes him feel closer to his parents.
2. How does Rodriguez think the church treats his parents?
(a) It respects them as people.
(b) It makes a fuss over them.
(c) It insults them.
(d) It does not pay attention to them.
3. What is Rodriguez told about reading the Bible?
(a) Do not read it at all.
(b) Read it every day.
(c) Read it in the classroom with someone to guide him.
(d) Read it at mass on Sunday.
4. As Rodriguez moves into graduate school, what does he realize about his education?
(a) He is using it to hide from his life.
(b) His parents will never be proud of his accomplishments.
(c) He is the most educated person in his family.
(d) He is afraid of failing in school.
5. How does the scholarship boy use education?
(a) To make friends.
(b) To get a good job.
(c) To change himself.
(d) To make money.
6. Where does Rodriguez start school?
(a) In New York City.
(b) In St. Paul, Minnesota.
(c) In Miami, Florida.
(d) In Sacramento, California.
7. Who does Rodriguez say surrounds him now?
(a) Rich people.
(b) Politicians and lawmakers.
(c) The children he teaches.
(d) Spanish-speaking immigrants.
8. What does Rodriguez say is the real reason for his success?
(a) Kissing up to the teacher.
(b) Working very hard.
(c) Remembering what his life was like before he was educated.
(d) Reading every book he could find.
9. What does Rodriguez's family seem to think about Spanish and English?
(a) Richard needs to remember his Spanish, even if that hurts his education.
(b) Richard should speak only Spanish.
(c) Spanish and English are equally good languages.
(d) Richard should learn to speak only in English to be more successful.
10. What is Rodriguez's initial response to bilingual education?
(a) He thinks it would have helped him a lot.
(b) He thinks it is too hard on the teacher.
(c) He thinks it makes students work harder.
(d) He disagrees with it.
11. What does Rodriguez do in Aria, Chapter 2, that gives him the confidence to speak up in class?
(a) Practicing English with his family.
(b) Learning English from listening to the radio.
(c) Studying with a classmate.
(d) Getting extra help from the teacher.
12. What does Rodriguez call the English-speaking people his family interacts with?
13. What does Rodriguez start to believe about intimate conversations?
(a) He will never be able to have them with his family because of the language barrier.
(b) He can no longer have an intimate conversation in Spanish.
(c) He can have them with his family in spite of the language barrier.
(d) Intimate conversations are hard to have in the "public" language.
14. How does Rodriguez explain his success to people?
(a) He went to a good school and had supportive parents.
(b) He worked very hard.
(c) He had good teachers.
(d) He was just very lucky.
15. 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 pleased to know that Spanish is still being spoken in people's homes.
(d) Rodriguez is sad because it reminds him of the closeness his family lost.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Rodriguez feel when he observes the group of black teenagers on the bus?
2. How does Rodriguez feel about his religious education?
3. When Rodriguez's mother becomes more fluent in English, she convinces her husband to buy _________. (fill in the blank)
4. In The Achievement of Desire, Prologue, Rodriguez says that now that he is successful, people always ask him a certain question. What is it?
5. What do fellow students think of the scholarship boy?
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