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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 narrates the story?
(a) Ricky.
(b) Rocio.
(c) Mercy.
(d) Nieves.

2. Which city does Rocio mention as her dream destination to spend an evening?
(a) London.
(b) Dublin.
(c) Rome.
(d) Paris.

3. Which of the words below can best describe the Christmas gifts that Rocio and her sister, Mercy receive from their mother?
(a) Exclusive.
(b) Original.
(c) Fashionable.
(d) Recycled.

4. How does the man of the house next door to that of Rocio and her family appear to be to Rocio and her sister?
(a) Lean and mean.
(b) Distant and aloof.
(c) Warm and friendly.
(d) Fun-loving and gregarious.

5. Which of the following country's poor are to receive the rummage in the living room closet in the Esquibel home?
(a) Mexico's.
(b) Ecuador's.
(c) Guatemala's.
(d) Argentina's.

Short Answer Questions

1. What takes place every Christmas at the Esquibel home?

2. Which of the following tends to inspire Nieves the most in relation to her choice of Christmas gifts for her daughters?

3. Which of the following may have committed a mistake leading to the death of Nieves' first husband?

4. What Christmas year is being reminisced about at the beginning of the Evening in Paris section of the book?

5. What was the occasion for the young man whom Rocio secretly admires to visit her home?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Nieves' past reflected via the wedding photograph in her closet, and the details surrounding her first husband?

2. According to the text in the Evening in Paris section of the book, what does Rocio seem to have in abundance and her mother, Nieves seem to lack in relation to the celebration of Christmas?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. Based on the text in The Closet section of the book, what does Rocio telling her sister, Mercy about her "special rooms" and advising her to find her own reveal about Rocio's bond with Mercy?

6. 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?

7. According to the text in the Evening in Paris section of the book, how does frugality play a major role in the celebration of Christmas in Rocio's household?

8. Based on the narrative of The Closet section of the book, why could the living room closet be aptly labeled as a potpourri type of closet?

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

10. According to the narrative in the Willow Game section of the book, aside from the trees in the neighborhood, is there anything or anyone that remains a constant in Rocio's life?

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