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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Rodriguez's father react to his educational accomplishments?
(a) He teases him, but is still proud of him.
(b) He does not care if Richard does well in school.
(c) He throws away Richard's diploma.
(d) He says college is a waste of time.
2. How does Rodriguez explain his success to people?
(a) He had good teachers.
(b) He worked very hard.
(c) He went to a good school and had supportive parents.
(d) He was just very lucky.
3. How does a scholarship boy form his own ideas or opinions?
(a) He bases his ideas on what his teacher tells him.
(b) He bases his ideas on what he learns in class.
(c) He bases his ideas on what his classmates tell him.
(d) He learns about other's ideas and opinions, but does not have his own ideas.
4. What does Rodriguez's teacher tell him about reading and complicated ideas?
(a) People who do not read cannot have complicated ideas.
(b) He needs to read 2,000 books to have a complicated idea.
(c) He needs to read 5,000 books to have a complicated idea.
(d) Reading will teach him complicated ideas.
5. What does Rodriguez wonder about his parents and his education?
(a) If they will understand the knowledge he gains.
(b) If they think he is trying hard enough in class.
(c) If they think he should be studying a different subject.
(d) If they can help him with his homework.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Rodriguez feel about his education?
2. What is Rodriguez told about reading the Bible?
3. How does Rodriguez feel about his parents' English skills?
4. How does Rodriguez see the scholarship boy?
5. What does Rodriguez realize about language and intimacy?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Rodriguez's initial attitude about reading? What happens to him because of that attitude? What do his parents think about reading?
2. Why does Rodriguez say he spent so many years in the classroom?
3. How does Rodriguez feel about his education?
4. Why does the Rodriguez family tease Richard? What do they call him?
5. How does Rodriguez respond when people ask him how he was successful in school? Is his answer completely honest? Why or why not?
6. How does Rodriguez describe each language (Spanish and English) differently?
7. What conflicting messages does Rodriguez's father give him about getting an education?
8. Why does Rodriguez talk about how the rich people pronounce his name?
9. How does Rodriguez view his parents' use of English?
10. Once Rodriguez starts to read, what happens?
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