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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapters 7-8 (pages 230-257).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Candidó go to clean himself up after he is beaten in Canoga Park?
(a) The creek in the woods.
(b) The home that they clean every week.
(c) Delaney's camper.
(d) A gas station bathroom.

2. What causes Candidó's first marriage to end?
(a) He beats his wife mercilessly.
(b) His wife was sleeping with someone else.
(c) He leaves her when he moves to the United States.
(d) His first wife died suddenly.

3. How old is América?
(a) Eleven.
(b) About thirty-five.
(c) Fifty-two.
(d) Seventeen.

4. According to one resident, three Mexicans disguised themselves as what to get past the gate of Arroyo Blanco Estates?
(a) Carpet cleaners.
(b) Painters.
(c) Delivery men.
(d) Lawn workers.

5. Who blames most car thefts on Mexicans?
(a) The light-skinned Mexican.
(b) Kenny Grissom.
(c) Jordan.
(d) Kyra.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sort of weather does fall bring in Los Angeles, according to the narrator?

2. Where does América go to seek work?

3. What holiday do Kyra, Delaney, Jordan, and other residents of Arroyo Blanco Estates celebrate together?

4. Who does Delaney run into at the store while shopping for dinner?

5. What change does Candidó notice in América since their return from Canoga Park?

(see the answer key)

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