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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. The loss of which of the following prompts Rocio, her sister, and her mother to grieve?
(a) The willow tree.
(b) The mother's wedding ring.
(c) The family pet dog, Petunia.
(d) The family photo collection.

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

3. Which of the following set types of everyday work apparel can be found in Nieves' closet?
(a) Scarves.
(b) Belts,
(c) Stockings.
(d) Shoes.

4. Where happens to the gift that Rocio gives her mother for Christmas?
(a) It is stored on the kitchen shelf.
(b) It is tucked away In the living room closet.
(c) It is placed in a prominent spot on Nieves' vanity table.
(d) Nieves tucks it away in her purse.

5. Which of the following tends to inspire Nieves the most in relation to her choice of Christmas gifts for her daughters?
(a) Religion.
(b) The girls' wishes.
(c) Frugality.
(d) The girls' personalities.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the words below can best describe the Christmas gifts that Rocio and her sister, Mercy receive from their mother?

2. What does Rocio see as she is "flying" into the universe?

3. Whose image appears in the luminescent sliding picture in Nieves' closet?

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?

5. Where does the "marking off" tree on Rocio's street stand?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. 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?

7. Based on the the text in the Evening in Paris section of the book, how do Rocio and her mother, Nieves share or differ in the manner that they go about acquiring gifts for their loved ones?

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. 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?

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