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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What term does Rodriguez's mother ask him to explain?
(a) Psychiatry.
(b) LSD.
(c) Affirmative action.
(d) Bilingual education.

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

5. What does Rodriguez learn about complexion from his family?
(a) Be proud of your complexion, no matter what.
(b) Light skin is ugly.
(c) Complexion does not matter.
(d) Dark skin is ugly.

6. What does Rodriguez think about his ability to succeed with women?
(a) He can only flirt with dark-skinned women.
(b) He will succeed because he has such a beautiful "tan."
(c) He will attract a lot of women because he is "exotic."
(d) He will fail because his skin color makes him ugly.

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

8. How does Rodriguez feel about writing a book on his family?
(a) It is very hard for him.
(b) He is excited about it.
(c) It is very easy for him.
(d) He is worried about what his family will say.

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

10. What does Rodriguez hope writing the book will do?
(a) Please his parents.
(b) Allow him to move forward and face his future.
(c) Explain his history.
(d) Share his ideas on education.

11. As he gets older, what do people tell Rodriguez about his complexion?
(a) They joke with him about how light his skin is.
(b) They are envious of his "tan."
(c) They tell him to see a doctor to get help.
(d) They tease him.

12. How does Rodriguez say that the white students react to affirmative action?
(a) They are sympathetic to it.
(b) They complain about it.
(c) They protest against it.
(d) They blame him for it.

13. What does Rodriguez think about how the meaning of a person's complexion has changed?
(a) Nobody pays any attention to complexion any more.
(b) His dark skin used to be unpopular, but now is popular.
(c) People used to ignore his complexion, but now they make a big deal about it.
(d) His dark skin used to be popular, but now is unpopular.

14. What do the students say about Rodriguez?
(a) He is too politically conservative.
(b) He is Mexican, but acts white.
(c) He seems smart, but acts dumb.
(d) He is a know-it-all.

15. When he was a child, what did his parents say he looked like?
(a) A poor Mexican man who works in the sun.
(b) A ghost.
(c) A wealthy boy who does not work.
(d) A sick child.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Hispanic college students ask Rodriguez to do?

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

3. What happens at the swimming pool to make Rodriguez aware of his skin color?

4. What does Rodriguez tell his mother about talking to strangers?

5. Why does Rodriguez's mother not understand his explanation about psychiatry?

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