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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Rodriguez's professor ask him about applying for teaching jobs?
(a) If he is sure he wants to teach college.
(b) If Rodriguez thinks the jobs will find him because he is a minority candidate.
(c) If he is willing to teach at a far away school.
(d) If he wants to get a job this year.

2. How does Rodriguez think about the old religious traditions of his childhood?
(a) He misses the ritual.
(b) He thinks those traditions are only suitable for people like his parents.
(c) He thinks they are old-fashioned and silly.
(d) He is glad the traditions have changed.

3. What example does Rodriguez offer of how affirmative action can have negative consequences?
(a) Students he knew in graduate school who had never written a paper.
(b) Students who flunked out of college.
(c) Students who were helped by affirmative action, but then did not help their fellow minorities.
(d) His own experience as a minority who struggled in college.

4. How does Rodriguez's sister's friend challenge his ideas about complexion?
(a) She is dark-skinned but spends more time indoors than he does.
(b) She is black, but not poor.
(c) She is white, but not rich.
(d) She is light-skinned but spends more time outdoors than he does.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Rodriguez change his religious practices?

3. When a student complains that he is being kept out of law school, what does Rodriguez do?

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

5. How does Rodriguez's sister feel about her children's complexions?

(see the answer keys)

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