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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. What does Rocio plan to do once her job is over?
2. Which of the following best describes the reason that the two women dislike the illegal citizen?
3. Which of the following incidents has positioned the illegal citizen in Rocio's path?
4. What does Nita Wembley's husband do for a living?
5. Which of the following probable factors contributes to Rocio's work hours being increased?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. Based on the narrative in the Shooting Stars section of the book, what is it that Rocio's distant relative, Eloisa, is able to provide that inspires Rocio to want to spend a lot of time with her?
3. Based on the narrative of the Shooting Stars section of the book, what may be contributing factors in leading Rocio to think that the only way for her to be able to attain happiness in her life is to adjust her life to be like that of either Eloisa, Diana, Josie, or Barbara?
4. 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?
5. 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?
6. According to the text in The Last of the Menu Girls section of the book, what aspects of Rocio's job at the hospital may help her develop "good bedside manner" in case she changes her mind, and decides to pursue a career in medicine?
7. According to the narrative in The Last of the Menu Girls section of the book, how does Rocio, while working at the hospital, witness a two-part act of discrimination hurled at an illegal Mexican by a pair of "legal" Hispanics?
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 text in The Last of the Menu Girls section of the book, what is an accurate description of Rocio's outlook toward her job?
10. According to the narrative in the Shooting Stars section of the book, aside from beauty and proximity in age, is there yet another contributing factor that inspires Rocio to want to be like Josie's best friend, Barbara?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are several depictions of conflict that occur in Rocio's life throughout the book. Select a moment of conflict in Rocio's life that is depicted in the book, detail it, along with the basis for your decision to deem your selection appropriate for the writing of this essay assignment.
Essay Topic 2
Having moved away years before, Rocio's father is absent throughout most of the book. When he drops by to visit Rocio, Mercy, and Nieves in the last section of the book, he voices disfavor in relation to Nieves giving his old clothes away to the poor, along with a non-romantic yet caring relationship that she has developed with Regino. Detail what Mr. Esquibel's real reason(s) for having paid a visit to the three women could have been based upon; and whether his disfavor with Nieves' decisions in relation to giving his old clothes away and her relationship with Regino can truly be justified.
Essay Topic 3
What is the book's central theme? Is its intended theme message conveyed effectively? Detail either your affirmative or negative response with supporting text from the book.
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