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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 is the subject matter of the home movies in Nieves' closet?
(a) Nieves' family moving into their present home.
(b) The Annual Multi-Cultural Festival.
(c) The children in front of the willow tree.
(d) Nieves' children's appearances in their respective school plays.

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

3. What is the main course at the Esquibel's family Christmas dinner?
(a) Roast turkey.
(b) Roast leg of lamb.
(c) Roast chicken.
(d) Pot roast.

4. What does the willow tree down the street provide for Rocio, her family, and neighbors?
(a) A backdrop for family gatherings and photos.
(b) A great hiding place.
(c) Plenty of shade.
(d) Breathtaking beauty.

5. Which of the following families lives next door to Rocio?
(a) The Culvers.
(b) The Espinosas.
(c) The Athertons.
(d) The Millers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of disposition does the eldest son of Rocio's next door neighbors seem to have?

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

3. Where do Rocio's neighbors send their eldest son to live?

4. Which of Rocio's relatives moves away from the neighborhood?

5. How do the next door neighbors come across to Rocio and her sister?

Short Essay Questions

1. Based on the narrative in The Closet section of the book, is there a correlation between the "gray room", the "blue room", the universe, and their positions in relation to a yearning for a free-like existence that Rocio may have?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. How is Nieves' attitude toward her career as a school teacher depicted via the items in her closet?

6. 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?

7. 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?

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

9. 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?

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

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