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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 example does Rodriguez offer of how affirmative action can have negative consequences?
(a) Students who were helped by affirmative action, but then did not help their fellow minorities.
(b) Students he knew in graduate school who had never written a paper.
(c) Students who flunked out of college.
(d) His own experience as a minority who struggled in college.
2. Why does Rodriguez use the label "minority student"?
(a) To get scholarships.
(b) To get sympathy from professors.
(c) To announce that he is proud of his ethnicity.
(d) To prove that Hispanics can succeed in school.
3. What comment from a professor makes Rodriguez rethink his use of the label "minority student"?
(a) That he is a bad writer because he is a minority.
(b) That he automatically gets an "A" because he is a minority.
(c) That he does not count as a minority.
(d) That his opinion is based on his minority status.
4. What does Rodriguez have to do if he is going to write this book?
(a) Offend his friends.
(b) Embarrass his teachers.
(c) Insult his family.
(d) Make his opinions public.
5. What has happened to Rodriguez's classmate who applied for the same type of teaching jobs?
(a) He is told the schools will not hire a minority candidate.
(b) He gets lots of good job offers.
(c) He does not get any job offers.
(d) He gets one or two offers from out-of-state schools.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Credo, Chapter 3, what does Rodriguez do to change his ideas about religion?
2. What does Rodriguez think about his ability to succeed with women?
3. How does Rodriguez's sister's friend challenge his ideas about complexion?
4. What does Rodriguez's professor ask him about applying for teaching jobs?
5. What does Rodriguez finally decide about affirmative action?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Rodriguez's parents' ideas about masculine and feminine characteristics? How does that affect Rodriguez?
2. How does Rodriguez feel about white students' attitudes toward affirmative action?
3. Why does Rodriguez's mother call him "Mr. Secrets"? In spite of his secretive behavior, what does Rodriguez believe she knows?
4. What does Rodriguez learn from working with the construction workers? Give two specific examples.
5. What does Rodriguez think about the Civil Rights Movement?
6. How does Rodriguez explain psychiatry to his mother? Does she understand? Why or why not? How does that discussion connect to his book and what he is willing to tell her about the book?
7. What kind of social life does Rodriguez have? Does he have lots of friends and girlfriends?
8. As a child, what does Rodriguez learn about dark skin?
9. How would Rodriguez change affirmative action? What examples does he offer to support his suggestion?
10. As a teacher, how does Rodriguez interact with these other minority students? Why does he act that way?
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