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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. Who wrote Facing the Light?
(a) Talat Abasi.
(b) Nadine Gordimer
(c) Yuan Ch'iung-Ch'iung.
(d) Doris Lessing.

2. The author of By the Creek is listed as being from the United States and where?
(a) Portugal.
(b) South Africa.
(c) France.
(d) Paraguay.

3. Who wrote The Street Sweeping Show?
(a) J. Bernlef.
(b) Ron Carlson.
(c) Yuan Ch'iung-Ch'iung.
(d) Feng Jicai.

4. From which country does the story The Verb To Kill come?
(a) Venezuela.
(b) Mexico.
(c) Peru.
(d) Argentina.

5. Who is the author of Disappearing?
(a) Doris Lessing.
(b) Edla van Steen.
(c) Monica Wood.
(d) Hernan Lara Zavala.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are the potatoes from in Las Papas?

2. Where is the father originally from in Las Papas?

3. What physical problem does the central character of Terminal suffer from?

4. Where is the author of Mr. and Mrs. Martins from?

5. What does the young boy borrow from his father in By the Creek?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Di Grasso and The Street-Sweeping Show relate thematically?

2. What activity is the father of Las Papas doing in the narrative? What does he teach his son?

3. What do the characters in Looking for the Rain God decide to do in order to bring rain?

4. Who is the shoe breaker in The Shoe Breaker? What happens in this story?

5. How do the stories Emilie Plead Choose One Egg and The Grass-Eaters relate to one another?

6. What is the setting of Di Grasso? From whose perspective is the story told?

7. What central theme do Disappearing, A Lover's Ear, and Facing the Light all share? How are their characters similar?

8. Describe the structure and imagery in the stories Snow and The Explosion in the Parlor. How do these narratives relate thematically to the whole of the collection?

9. What takes place in Katya? Who are the characters and what actions do they take in the narrative?

10. Who are the characters in Emilie Plead Choose One Egg? What takes place in the story?

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