The Last of the Menu Girls Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 surname of the wealthy family that is mentioned in the Shooting Stars section of the book?

2. Which of the following is associated with Rocio's job at the University?

3. Which of the following does Rocio's mother believe to be ailing Rocio?

4. What is the name of Diana's boyfriend?

5. What event inspired Rocio not to pursue a career in medicine?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. Based on the text in The Last of the Menu Girls section of the book, what were some of the factors that contributed to Rocio's decision not to pursue a career in the medical field?

5. 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?

6. Based on the narrative of the Space is a Solid section of the book, what does Rocio do that changes Nita Wembley's opinion about her to the point of threatening to report her to the drama department head at the college?

7. 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?

8. Based on the narrative of the Space is a Solid section of the book, why is Rocio not happy with her current life?

9. 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?

10. According to the narrative in The Last of the Menu Girls section of the book, what is the real reason that Rocio has accepted a summer job as a food worker at the hospital?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

In your estimation, is it Nieves' personality or events in her past that contribute toward her tendency to tone down the celebration of Christmas at the Esquibel home? Please include textual support for the position that you select.

Essay Topic 3

Does Rocio maintain a close or distant relationship with her sister, Mercy throughout the book? Please elaborate on your position by citing text from the book.

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