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Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does Sam hire to garden for him?
(a) A teenager.
(b) A middle-aged man.
(c) An older woman.
2. What does Leona do to force the city to see her?
(a) She talks to her local mayor.
(b) She takes a group to the lot to protest.
(c) She goes to the Public Health office in person.
(d) She gets a petition together.
3. Why does Wendell ring the plant with dirt?
(a) To hold in the heat.
(b) To protect it from bugs.
(c) To mark it as his.
(d) To hold in the water.
4. Where does Kim think someone might be sleeping?
(a) A couch in a vacant lot.
(b) The couch in the living room.
(c) The sewers.
(d) The back of a car.
5. What happens when Leona tries calling around?
(a) She gives up.
(b) She becomes annoyed.
(c) She is given the run around.
(d) She is immediately given answers.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Ana measure the passing time in her neighborhood?
2. What does Ana realize she has done after digging something up?
3. Why does Kim plant something?
4. What does Kim plant?
5. Who calls Wendell to their apartment?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Gonzalo end up having to “babysit” his uncle?
2. Kim mentions crying for a different reason than her sisters. What does she mean by this?
3. What is the “Garcia Equation”?
4. What are Leona’s experiences with calling the city?
5. Why does Kim’s family keep a photo of their father at an alter?
6. How does the chapter “Wendell” begin to show that words are not necessary to bring cultures together?
7. Why does Ana describe her neighborhood in terms of the cultures within it?
8. Why do you think Tio Juan becomes “childish” in the book?
9. Why does Kim wonder about whether her father sees her?
10. Why does Kim plant beans in the vacant lot?
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