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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 type of fruit tree is located on a vacant lot down the street from Rocio's home?
2. Which of the following items is not noted as being in the bathroom closet?
3. Which of the following may have committed a mistake leading to the death of Nieves' first husband?
(a) The postman.
(b) The local druggist.
(c) The local doctor.
(d) Nieves' husband himself.
4. What does the ashtray with cigarette butts that Nieves keeps on a shelf close to the table supposed to signify?
(a) The last time that Rocio and Mercy's father visited them.
(b) The last time that Nieves lit up a cigarette.
(c) Smoking kills.
(d) Do not smoke in this house.
5. What is the subject matter of the home movies in Nieves' closet?
(a) The Annual Multi-Cultural Festival.
(b) The children in front of the willow tree.
(c) Nieves' children's appearances in their respective school plays.
(d) Nieves' family moving into their present home.
Short Answer Questions
1. Overall, how can the celebration of Christmas at the Esquibel home best be described?
2. Which of the following adjectives is not descriptive of Nieves' nature?
3. Which part of the street is Rocio's home located on?
4. What does Rocio see as she is "flying" into the universe?
5. Which of the following states is home to Rocio?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
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 section of the book, how does frugality play a major role in the celebration of Christmas in Rocio's household?
4. 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?
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 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. How is Nieves' attitude toward her career as a school teacher depicted via the items in her closet?
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. 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?
10. 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?
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