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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 Christmas year is being reminisced about at the beginning of the Evening in Paris section of the book?
(a) 1967.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1960.
(d) 1958.

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

3. Which of the following may have committed a mistake leading to the death of Nieves' first husband?
(a) The local druggist.
(b) The postman.
(c) Nieves' husband himself.
(d) The local doctor.

4. Which of Rocio's relatives moves away from the neighborhood?
(a) Her brother.
(b) Her grandmother.
(c) Her cousin.
(d) Her sister.

5. Aside from Esquibel family members, which of the following normally become recipients of a couple of gifts from under the Esquibel Christmas tree?
(a) The Esquibels' neighbors across the street.
(b) The poor in Mexico.
(c) Rocio's and Mercy's teachers.
(d) The poor people at the church that the Esquibels attend.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nieves do with the Christmas present that she receives from Rocio?

2. Which of the following country's poor are to receive the rummage in the living room closet in the Esquibel home?

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

4. Which of the following is Nieves' profession?

5. Who has divided Rocio's street into different parts?

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 Closet section of the book, what childlike tendencies do Rocio and her sister, Mercy share?

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 Closet section of the book, what aspects or traits of Nieves' personality can be deciphered from the items in her closet?

5. 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?

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. According to the narrative in the Willow Game section of the book, why is Rocio likely to consider the willow tree to be her favorite?

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 Closet section of the book, why could the living room closet be aptly labeled as a potpourri type of closet?

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