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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. What do fellow students think of the scholarship boy?
(a) They think he works too hard.
(b) They think he needs to work harder.
(c) They think he is the teacher's pet.
(d) They are proud of his efforts.
2. How does Rodriguez feel about his family background?
(a) He is embarrassed by it.
(b) He wants to know more about it.
(c) He does not think about it too much.
(d) He is proud of it.
3. Rodriguez describes events that happened how many years ago?
(a) 30 years.
(b) 20 years.
(c) 5 years.
(d) 10 years.
4. As he finishes his education, does Rodriguez think his parents still love him? How do you know?
(a) Yes, because they throw him a graduation party.
(b) Yes, because they try to talk to him.
(c) Yes, because there are intimate gestures even though they do not talk much.
(d) No, because they do not talk to him.
5. What does Rodriguez see as the value of a book?
(a) Its theme.
(b) Its characters.
(c) Its plot or storyline.
(d) Its vocabulary and use of language.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Rodriguez feel about his parents' English skills?
2. What does his mother think about his reading?
3. Why is the picture of Christ with a punctured heart important?
4. As Rodriguez learns more English, what does he do about his parents' English skills?
5. How does a scholarship boy form his own ideas or opinions?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Rodriguez describe himself as a student?
2. What do other people think of the "scholarship boy"?
3. What does Rodriguez suggest education does to the scholarship boy? Why does he say that?
4. How does Rodriguez feel about his education?
5. Rodriguez's family continues to speak to him in Spanish. What does that suggest about what they think about the value of Spanish?
6. Why is Rodriguez writing this book? Identify two reasons.
7. Is Rodriguez prepared for his first day of school? Why or why not?
8. How does Rodriguez describe each language (Spanish and English) differently?
9. How does Rodriguez respond when people ask him how he was successful in school? Is his answer completely honest? Why or why not?
10. What does Rodriguez say about how bilingual education affects the intersection of public and private languages?
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