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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Rodriguez's complexion like?
(a) He looks like a white boy.
(b) He is light-skinned.
(c) He has bad acne.
(d) He is dark-skinned.

2. According to Rodriguez, what do minority students need to succeed in college?
(a) A support system of other minority students.
(b) Supportive professors and family members.
(c) Basic skills and an educational background that prepares them for college.
(d) Extra tutoring.

3. How do Rodriguez's parents see themselves in American society?
(a) They can participate in it, but they keep themselves separate.
(b) They are totally separate from American society.
(c) They are a part of American society.
(d) They want to be more a part of American society than they are.

4. According to Rodriguez's family, how are men supposed to be?
(a) Gentle, polite, and soft-spoken.
(b) Intelligent, kind, and good at providing for a family.
(c) Ruggedly handsome, strong in character, and responsible.
(d) Tough, aggressive, and bossy.

5. What has happened to Rodriguez's classmate who applied for the same type of teaching jobs?
(a) He gets one or two offers from out-of-state schools.
(b) He does not get any job offers.
(c) He is told the schools will not hire a minority candidate.
(d) He gets lots of good job offers.

6. Now that he is a teacher, what does Rodriguez blame white students for?
(a) They do not make an effort to help poor white students get an education.
(b) They think they are smarter than the professors.
(c) They are rude to the minority students.
(d) They are arrogant and selfish about their grades.

7. How do Rodriguez's friends affect his religious practices?
(a) His friends are all non-religious.
(b) His friends want him to go to mass with them every day.
(c) His friends all practice different religions.
(d) His friends are all non-Catholic.

8. What does Rodriguez think of his parents' ideas on religion?
(a) They just do what the priest tells them to do.
(b) They are deep and profound.
(c) They are too simple.
(d) They are based on good Church teachings.

9. What happens to Rodriguez as a result of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's assassination?
(a) He loses his scholarship to a black student.
(b) He gets more scholarships and opportunities.
(c) He becomes involved in the Civil Rights Movement.
(d) He is scared to pursue more education.

10. How does Rodriguez change his religious practices?
(a) He stops going to mass at all.
(b) He starts praying more regularly.
(c) He stops going to confession and listens to his conscience instead of the priest.
(d) He goes to mass every day.

11. When does Rodriguez think that minority students should get help?
(a) When they are in high school.
(b) When they look for a first job.
(c) When they start college.
(d) At the earliest possible age.

12. What does Rodriguez tell his mother about talking to strangers?
(a) Talking to strangers is more difficult in Spanish than English.
(b) She needs to learn how to talk to strangers more easily.
(c) Talking to strangers is always difficult.
(d) There are some things so intimate it is easier to say them to strangers.

13. Where does Rodriguez go for his fellowship?
(a) Rome.
(b) Mexico City.
(c) London.
(d) Paris.

14. What is Rodriguez aware of when he visits his rich friends?
(a) His friends are fascinated by his skin color.
(b) There are dark-skinned servants, but he is a friend, not a servant.
(c) His friends treat him differently because of his skin color.
(d) His friends talk about skin color differently than his family does.

15. Who teaches Rodriguez that stereotypes are not accurate?
(a) His professors at Stanford.
(b) The well-educated construction workers.
(c) The other students.
(d) His boss at his job.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the students say about Rodriguez?

2. What does Rodriguez have to face in order to write the book?

3. When he is a child, what do people say about Rodriguez's complexion?

4. Why do the new minority students on campus make Rodriguez uneasy?

5. How does Rodriguez describe the 1960s student?

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