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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) White college professors who feel guilty about the Civil Rights Movement.
(d) Minority students who already have some advantages.

3. While he studies at Stanford, what does Rodriguez do to make money?
(a) Tutors other students.
(b) Works a construction job.
(c) Writes for a local newspaper.
(d) Works in the school cafeteria.

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

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

6. Based on her behavior, who does Rodriguez's mother consider part of the "gringos"?
(a) Her children's friends and spouses.
(b) Her next door neighbors.
(c) Her children.
(d) Her grandchildren.

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

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

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

10. In Complexion, Chapter 2, what does Rodriguez do to try to change his skin color?
(a) Scrub the color off.
(b) Bleach his skin.
(c) Take medication.
(d) Shave his arms.

11. When Rodriguez gets a summer job during college , what does it teach him about "real work"?
(a) He does not like real work.
(b) He likes real work better than academic work.
(c) Real work is much easier than academic work.
(d) It would take him more than three months to learn how to do it successfully.

12. In the last chapters of the book, what is Rodriguez keeping secret from his family?
(a) That he's writing a book.
(b) That he no longer goes to church.
(c) That he wants to be a construction worker.
(d) That he dropped out of school.

13. When Rodriguez applies for teaching jobs, what happens?
(a) He does not get any job offers.
(b) He is told the schools will not hire a minority candidate.
(c) He gets lots of good job offers.
(d) He gets one or two offers from out-of-state schools.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Now that he is a teacher, what does Rodriguez blame white students for?

2. How do Rodriguez's parents see themselves in American society?

3. What does Rodriguez hope writing the book will do?

4. What does Rodriguez's editor say about his idea for a book?

5. According to Rodriguez's family, what is wrong with Richard?

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