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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. Is Rodriguez's classmate as good a student as Rodriguez is?
(a) Yes, but the schools do not want to hire him because he has controversial political views.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Yes, but he has a bad work history.

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

3. How does Rodriguez's mother act differently in public?
(a) She is more outgoing and friendly.
(b) Her voice gets lower and quieter.
(c) She struggles to speak English.
(d) Her voice gets higher and she speaks more formally.

4. What does Rodriguez tell his mother about talking to strangers?
(a) There are some things so intimate it is easier to say them to strangers.
(b) Talking to strangers is more difficult in Spanish than English.
(c) Talking to strangers is always difficult.
(d) She needs to learn how to talk to strangers more easily.

5. Where does Rodriguez go for his fellowship?
(a) Paris.
(b) London.
(c) Mexico City.
(d) Rome.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where did Rodriguez teach in the 1960s and 1970s?

3. Why does Rodriguez use the label "minority student"?

4. In Mr. Secrets, Chapter 1, what does Rodriguez's mother beg him not to do?

5. How does Rodriguez describe the 1960s student?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Rodriguez feel about white students' attitudes toward affirmative action?

2. What does Rodriguez decide to do about a job?

3. How does Rodriguez use the label "minority student"? How does he feel about it? Give specific reasons why he feels that way.

4. What kind of social life does Rodriguez have? Does he have lots of friends and girlfriends?

5. As a teacher, how does Rodriguez interact with these other minority students? Why does he act that way?

6. How does Rodriguez describe the change in the Catholic Church that happens as he grows up?

7. As a child, what does Rodriguez learn about dark skin?

8. Rodriguez looks at the students of the 1960s and 1970s from a teacher's perspective. What does he see as the difference between them?

9. How do Rodriguez's ideas about religion change as he grows up? How does his practice of religion change?

10. What conversation does Rodriguez have with a colleague about teaching positions? What decision does Rodriguez make as a result of that conversation?

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