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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. How does Rocio feel about the celebration of Christmas at her house?
(a) She thinks that it is too festive for her taste.
(b) She thoroughly enjoys it.
(c) She looks forward to it.
(d) She resents it.

2. How is Rocio related to Mercy?
(a) Rocio is Mercy's aunt.
(b) Rocio is Mercy's sister.
(c) Rocio is Mercy's cousin.
(d) Rocio is Mercy's niece.

3. Overall, how can the celebration of Christmas at the Esquibel home best be described?
(a) Joyous.
(b) Lackluster.
(c) Festive.
(d) Sad.

4. Which of the following events largely contributes toward enriching the cultural mix in Rocio's neighborhood?
(a) The Annual Fourth of July Celebration.
(b) Latino and Anglo families living together.
(c) The Annual Multi-Cultural Festival.
(d) African-American and Latino families living together.

5. What was the occasion for the young man whom Rocio secretly admires to visit her home?
(a) A Fourth of July celebration.
(b) A Christmas celebration.
(c) A Halloween party.
(d) A Valentine's Day party.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is the nationality of Rocio's family?

2. Which of the following memorable events that has occurred in Nieves' life is documented via a photograph in her closet?

3. Which of the following is mentioned as having been the cause of the death of Nieves' first husband?

4. Which of the following is the favorite tree among the children who live in Rocio's neighborhood?

5. What is the name of Rocio's mother?

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. Can you describe the Compadre who is the inspirational namesake for this section of the book?

3. Based on the narrative in the Willow Game section of the book, can you describe the individuals who live in the "down" section of Rocio's street?

4. 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?

5. Based on the narrative in The Closet section of the book, what does Rocio's closet reveal about her?

6. Based on the narrative of The Closet section of the book, what can be construed as being indicative that Rocio is growing up?

7. Can you describe the Atherton's son based on the narrative in the Willow Game section of the book?

8. Based on the narrative of the Willow Game section of the book, how do Rocio and her family show their reverence toward the willow tree?

9. According to the narrative in the Shooting Stars section of the book, is Rocio more impressed with Josie Marquez's wealth; or the beauty enhancements that she apparently applies to herself?

10. Based on the text in The Last of the Menu Girls section of the book, what is an accurate description of Rocio's outlook toward her job?

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