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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. What article of clothing did the young man whom Rocio secretly admires inadvertently leave at her house?
(a) A jacket.
(b) A tie.
(c) A sweatshirt.
(d) A tee shirt.

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

3. Which of the following is mentioned as the name of Nieves' first child?
(a) Norelia.
(b) Roelia.
(c) Ronelia.
(d) Noelia.

4. What is the name of Rocio's mother?
(a) Naomi.
(b) Olivia.
(c) Petra.
(d) Nieves.

5. Which part of the street is Rocio's home located on?
(a) The "Last" part.
(b) The "Down" part.
(c) The "Middle" part.
(d) The "Up" part.

Short Answer Questions

1. Overall, how can the celebration of Christmas at the Esquibel home best be described?

2. Where does Rocio end up being "transported" into directly from the "gray room"?

3. Who does Rocio tell about the imaginary rooms that she "visits" in her dreams?

4. What does the ashtray with cigarette butts that Nieves keeps on a shelf close to the table supposed to signify?

5. Who is the recipient of most of the presents under the Esquibel family Christmas tree?

Short Essay Questions

1. Based on the narrative in the Shooting Stars section of the book, what significant role if any, does age play in Rocio's interest in Josie?

2. Based on the text in the Compadre section of the book, how has Regino's life changed as the book comes to an end?

3. Based on the narrative of the Shooting Stars section of the book, what may be contributing factors in leading Rocio to think that the only way for her to be able to attain happiness in her life is to adjust her life to be like that of either Eloisa, Diana, Josie, or Barbara?

4. 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?

5. According to the text in The Closet section of the book, what aspects or traits of Nieves' personality can be deciphered from the items in her closet?

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. Based on the narrative of the Space is a Solid section of the book, can you describe some of Rocio's young drama class students?

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. 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?

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