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Multiple Choice Questions

1. As an adult, what do people think his complexion says about him?
(a) That he is poor and works in the sun all day.
(b) That he is unhealthy.
(c) That he spends a lot of time indoors.
(d) That he is rich and lives a life of luxury.

2. Why does Rodriguez's mother not understand his explanation about psychiatry?
(a) Because he is explaining in English.
(b) Because she has a cultural attitude about private life and public life.
(c) Because he does not tell her the truth.
(d) Because she has a cultural attitude about writers.

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

4. What is the main reason for Rodriguez's success?
(a) His great teachers at Stanford.
(b) His "minority student" status.
(c) His hard work and good educational background.
(d) The support of his parents.

5. Why does Rodriguez use the label "minority student"?
(a) To announce that he is proud of his ethnicity.
(b) To get sympathy from professors.
(c) To prove that Hispanics can succeed in school.
(d) To get scholarships.

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

7. While he writes his book, how does Rodriguez support himself?
(a) He does odd jobs.
(b) He tutors students.
(c) He is a college professor.
(d) He works construction.

8. According to Rodriguez, what did some sympathetic professors do for black students who were struggling?
(a) They tutored them outside of class.
(b) They helped the students with their homework.
(c) They helped the students cheat on tests.
(d) They gave the students passing grades they had not earned.

9. Why does Rodriguez's mother call him "Mr. Secrets"?
(a) Because he does not talk to his family.
(b) Because he lies to his family.
(c) Because he likes to surprise them.
(d) Because he hides things from his family.

10. Based on his conversation with his classmate, what does Rodriguez decide?
(a) To take the best job that was offered to him.
(b) To only take a job if he knows he did not get it through affirmative action.
(c) To take the worst job that was offered to him.
(d) Not to take any of the teaching jobs.

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

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

13. What does Rodriguez have to face in order to write the book?
(a) His attitudes about religion.
(b) His past.
(c) His family history.
(d) His own mistakes.

14. In Credo, Chapter 3, what does Rodriguez do to change his ideas about religion?
(a) He studies theology.
(b) He visits a lot of different churches.
(c) He studies to be a priest.
(d) He travels to other countries.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Rodriguez describe the 1970s student?

3. What has happened to Rodriguez's classmate who applied for the same type of teaching jobs?

4. How does Rodriguez's sister feel about her children's complexions?

5. What is Rodriguez's complexion like?

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