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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following adjectives is not descriptive of Nieves' nature?
2. Which of the following trees on Rocio's tree is considered to have the most character?
3. What does the man of the house next to Rocio's work on during every spare moment that he has?
4. Which of the following is mentioned as the name of Nieves' first child?
5. What is the large item mentioned as being stored in the living room closet at the Esquibel home?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. 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?
3. How is Nieves' attitude toward her career as a school teacher depicted via the items in her closet?
4. According to the narrative in The Closet section of the book, in what sense can the television room closet be labeled as being historical?
5. 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?
6. 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?
7. 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?
8. What factors noted in the Willow Game section of the book contribute toward normalcy in Rocio's life?
9. 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?
10. Based on the narrative of The Closet section of the book, what can be construed as being indicative that Rocio is growing up?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Detail the common thread that binds Rocio's interest in spending time with Eloisa, Diana, Josie, and Barbara at the time that Rocio meets each of them; and the common thread that unravels her interest to continue to spend time with any of them. Cite text from the book to support your statements.
Essay Topic 2
Five imagery examples are included in The Closet section of the book via descriptions of the contents in five closets. An additional imagery example is included in the Evening in Paris section of the book via the description of the Esquibel Christmas meal. Detail your selection of the best imagery example from the six (6) examples provided, and explain the basis for your selection.
Essay Topic 3
Early in the book, Rocio Esquibel is depicted as a young girl with low self-esteem who is rather unsure of herself. How does that depiction contrast from the Rocio who is depicted as the book progresses, and the Rocio whom we see at the end of the book in terms of self-esteem and self-confidence? Cite text from the book to support your statements.
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