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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 is the name of the not too attractive best friend of one of the wealthy family's daughters, who whom Rocio meets in the Shooting Stars section of the book?
2. Which of the following does Rocio's mother believe to be ailing Rocio?
3. What happens between Diana and her boyfriend?
4. Which of the following does Rocio wish for in relation to her return to her work site?
5. Which of the following does Rocio become upon her return to her former work site?
Short Essay Questions
1. As the story progresses in the Space is a Solid section of the book, what are some of the things that Loudon does and/or fails to do that tarnish his image in terms of being "the bright spot" in Rocio's life?
2. 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?
3. Based on the narrative of the Space is a Solid section of the book, can you describe some of Rocio's young drama class students?
4. Based on the narrative in the Shooting Stars section of the book, what significant role if any, does age play in Rocio's interest in Josie?
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 narrative in the Shooting Stars section of the book, is Rocio more impressed with Josie Marquez's wealth; or the beauty enhancements that she apparently applies to herself?
7. Based on the narrative of the Space is a Solid section of the book, why is Rocio not happy with her current life?
8. 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?
9. 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?
10. According to the narrative in the Shooting Stars section of the book, what activities does Eloisa engage in that shatter Rocio's illusory image of her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Rocio's relationship with her mother, Nieves is depicted as distant throughout the book. What are some of the factors that contribute to that type of relationship existing between mother and daughter? Support your statements with text from the book.
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
There are a few instances throughout the book in which the story changes from a mild to heated tone. Detail a couple of those instances; and state whether the change of tone changed your initial impression about any of the characters.
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