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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Rodriguez, who does affirmative action help?
(a) White college professors who feel guilty about the Civil Rights Movement.
(b) White students who want an excuse for not getting into school.
(c) All minority students.
(d) Minority students who already have some advantages.

2. Is Rodriguez's classmate as good a student as Rodriguez is?
(a) Yes, but the schools do not want to hire him because he has controversial political views.
(b) Yes, but he has a bad work history.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

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

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

5. Does Rodriguez believe that his mother knows about his book?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) Yes, but she will not admit it.
(d) No, but he is afraid she will find his manuscript and read it.

6. How does Rodriguez describe the 1960s student?
(a) A troublemaker.
(b) Idealistic and admirable.
(c) Too politically liberal.
(d) Prone to protesting, but with good intentions.

7. Where did Rodriguez teach in the 1960s and 1970s?
(a) UCLA.
(b) UC Berkeley.
(c) Stanford.
(d) Harvard.

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

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

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

11. What new academic field do these minority college students ask for?
(a) Third world studies.
(b) Ethnic studies.
(c) Anthropology.
(d) Ethnography.

12. In Complexion, Chapter 3, what new hobby does Rodriguez take up?
(a) Skiing.
(b) Scuba diving.
(c) Long-distance running.
(d) Skateboarding.

13. At what stage in their academic career does Rodriguez believe students need help?
(a) During the last two years of high school.
(b) When they start school.
(c) When they start high school.
(d) When they start college.

14. How does Rodriguez describe the changes in the mass that happen as he grows up?
(a) It is more like a prayer than a community celebration.
(b) It is more like a community celebration than a prayer.
(c) It becomes more formal and structured.
(d) It becomes less formal.

15. In Mr. Secrets, Chapter 1, what does Rodriguez's mother beg him not to do?
(a) Stop going to church.
(b) Quit school.
(c) Write a book about their family.
(d) Get married.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Rodriguez think about the old religious traditions of his childhood?

2. What is the main reason for Rodriguez's success?

3. While he studies at Stanford, what does Rodriguez do to make money?

4. When a student complains that he is being kept out of law school, what does Rodriguez do?

5. In Credo, Chapter 3, what does Rodriguez do to change his ideas about religion?

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