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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From where have the two girls just moved?
(a) Arizona.
(b) Florida.
(c) Texas.
(d) Oregon.

2. Who crumples like a coat and cries?
(a) Esperanza’s papa.
(b) Esperanza’s grandfather.
(c) Esperanza’s mama.
(d) Esperanza.

3. Who is the author of The House on Mango Street?
(a) Harper Lee.
(b) Sandra Cisneros.
(c) Randy Johannson.
(d) Usula K. LeGuin.

4. What do the canteen kids where around their necks?
(a) House keys.
(b) Beaded necklaces.
(c) Name tags.
(d) Lunch money pouches.

5. What does Marin do when her aunt goes to sleep?
(a) She cooks and makes lunches for all of the kids the following day.
(b) She stands under the streetlights smoking and listening to the radio.
(c) Drinks tequila.
(d) She sews baby clothing.

6. What happens to Angel Vargas?
(a) He gets head lice and is sent home from school.
(b) He is hit and killed by a car.
(c) He breaks his arms from jumping out of a tree.
(d) He is playing on the roof and pretends to fly, only to fall to his death.

7. How many steps are in the front of Meme’s house?
(a) 41.
(b) 10.
(c) 21.
(d) 32.

8. Who moves into Cathy’s house?
(a) Lucy and Rachel.
(b) Sally.
(c) Edna.
(d) Meme Ortiz.

9. Who walks the best in the high heels?
(a) Nenny.
(b) Rachel.
(c) Lucy.
(d) Esperanza.

10. What is The House on Mango Street a collection of?
(a) Vignettes.
(b) Poems.
(c) Articles.
(d) Short stories.

11. Where does Louie’s cousin take them on their ride in the Cadillac?
(a) To the countryside.
(b) Around the block.
(c) To town.
(d) To the beach.

12. What do they spend the afternoon doing?
(a) Riding the bicycle all at once.
(b) Teasing the boys.
(c) Soaking beans for dinner.
(d) Eating candy and talking about boys.

13. Esperanza is overcome with grief at the end of this vignette, why is this?
(a) She thinks of dying herself.
(b) She misses her abuelito.
(c) She thinks of her own father dying.
(d) She hates funerals and does not want to go.

14. Who drives up in a great big yellow Cadillac?
(a) Louie.
(b) Louie’s other older, boy cousin.
(c) Marin and her boyfriend.
(d) Meme Ortiz.

15. Why do the police handcuff Louie’s cousin?
(a) He killed someone.
(b) He stole the Cadillac.
(c) He was trying to fight them.
(d) He was caught with drugs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Alicia afraid of?

2. Where is Esperanza’s new job?

3. What has Esperanza’s mother forgotten to buy?

4. Why doesn’t Esperanza want to dance?

5. What does Marin do for work to earn money?

(see the answer keys)

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