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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. Which of the following country's poor are to receive the rummage in the living room closet in the Esquibel home?
2. What does Rocio see as she is "flying" into the universe?
(a) The Earth beneath her.
3. Which of the following trees on Rocio's tree is considered to have the most character?
4. The loss of which of the following prompts Rocio, her sister, and her mother to grieve?
(a) The family photo collection.
(b) The family pet dog, Petunia.
(c) The mother's wedding ring.
(d) The willow tree.
5. Aside from food, which of the following is stored in the Esquibels' kitchen?
(a) A lawn mower.
(b) Her mother's memories.
(c) A washing machine.
(d) A bushel of pine cones.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following is Nieves' profession?
2. How does the man of the house next door to that of Rocio and her family appear to be to Rocio and her sister?
3. What do Rocio and Mercy do instead of taking an imposed nap?
4. Where do Rocio's neighbors send their eldest son to live?
5. Which of the following gifts does Nieves remember giving to Mercy one Christmas?
Short Essay Questions
1. Based on the story in the Evening in Paris section of the book, what best illustrates a lack of harmony between Rocio and her mother in terms of value and taste?
2. Based on the narrative in the Willow Game section of the book, can you describe the individuals who live in the "up" section of Rocio's street?
3. According to the text in the Evening in Paris, how do Rocio and her mother differ in terms of the level of forethought applied toward the purchase of Christmas gifts for one another?
4. Based on the text in the Evening in Paris section of the book, does religion play a role in the celebration of Christmas in Rocio's household?
5. Based on the narrative of The Closet section of the book, what can be construed as being indicative that Rocio is growing up?
6. Based on the narrative in the Willow Game section of the book, what are some of the transition-type changes involving some young people in her neighborhood that Rocio observes as she is growing up?
7. How is Nieves' past reflected via the wedding photograph in her closet, and the details surrounding her first husband?
8. Based on the text in the Evening in Paris section of the book, how does the family's holiday meal appear to be in relation to those traditionally served among those celebrating Christmas?
9. Based on the narrative of the Willow Game section of the book, how does the baby willow tree that Nieves plants symbolically parallel Rocio's life transition from childhood into adolescence?
10. What factors noted in the Willow Game section of the book contribute toward the existence of harmony on the "down" side of the street where Rocio lives?
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