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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. Where has Rocio's father moved?
(a) To northern Texas.
(b) To southern Maine.
(c) To northern New Mexico.
(d) To upstate New York.

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

3. Which of the following adjectives is not descriptive of Nieves' nature?
(a) Frugal.
(b) Stoic.
(c) Practical.
(d) Gregarious.

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

5. What type of level is determined and assigned to the residents of Rocio's street, depending on the location of certain trees?
(a) Age.
(b) Intellectual.
(c) Economic.
(d) Geographic.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money is Rocio prepared to spend on a gift for her mother?

2. Which city does Rocio mention as her dream destination to spend an evening?

3. What does Rocio do in relation to the small window in the bathroom?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Based on the text in The Last of the Menu Girls section of the book, what is an accurate description of Rocio's outlook toward her job?

2. What clues are included in the narrative of the Space is a Solid section of the book, that indicate that Rocio may not really be interested in a long-term relationship with Loudon?

3. According to the narrative in the Space is a Solid section of the book, how can Nita Wembley be characterized?

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

5. According to the text in the Space is a Solid section of the book, graduate student, Loudon Reily is the single bright spot in Rocio's life at college. What does Loudon do in order to merit the label of "single bright spot" in Rocio's life as a co-ed?

6. According to the Shooting Stars section of the book, is there a single factor that contributes toward Rocio being able to gain a positive outlook on herself, her worthiness, and an apparent realization that she will not need to adjust her life to be like that of Eloisa's, Diana's, Josie's, or Barbara's in order to attain happiness?

7. Based on the narrative in the Space is a Solid section of the book, what tasks associated with her costume room-related job does Rocio not like?

8. Based on the narrative in The Last of the Menu Girls section of the book, what are some of the ways in which Rocio shows compassion as she performs her job at the hospital?

9. Based on the narrative in the Shooting Stars section of the book, what mental and emotional exercises that she experiences through her association with Eloisa does Rocio repeat with Diana?

10. Based on the narrative in the Willow Game section of the book, can you describe the individuals who live in the "down" section of Rocio's street?

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