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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who gives América a cup of coffee?
(a) The light-skinned Mexican.
(b) Jordan.
(c) Kyra.
(d) Candidó.

3. Who does Delaney see on the trail?
(a) The light-skinned Mexican.
(b) His real estate agent.
(c) Kyra.
(d) His dog.

4. Who eventually hires América for housecleaning work?
(a) Delaney.
(b) Jack Jardine.
(c) A fat man with a big car.
(d) Jack Cherrystone.

5. Where does Delaney go after he hits the person with his car?
(a) River.
(b) Recycling center.
(c) Library.
(d) Trailer park.

6. Where does Candidó decide to look for work after the labor exchange has been torn down?
(a) Kyra's neighborhood.
(b) Canoga Park.
(c) Mexico.
(d) The grocery store.

7. Who approaches América and tells her that she is looking for cleaning work?
(a) Resurrección.
(b) Kyra.
(c) Her long lost sister.
(d) A white lady.

8. Of what does Delaney accuse Jack Jardine as they discuss the security gate?
(a) Being too dense.
(b) Being too sensitive and compassionate.
(c) Being overly dramatic.
(d) Being a racist.

9. What does América bring to Candidó when she returns home?
(a) Good news.
(b) Rotten fruits and vegetables.
(c) A new dog.
(d) A wad of cash.

10. Who presides over the meeting at the Arroyo Blanco Community Center?
(a) Jack Cherrystone.
(b) Kyra.
(c) Jack Jardine.
(d) Delaney.

11. Which of the following best characterizes the conversation Delaney has with the person he encounters on the trail?
(a) Hostile.
(b) Humorous.
(c) Extended.
(d) Pleasant.

12. Which of the following does Candidó notice about one of the boys who attacks his campsite?
(a) He looks just like Candidó.
(b) He has red hair.
(c) Candidó recognizes him from his childhood.
(d) He is dressed in a suit and tie.

13. What does Candidó swear he will do to the two men who attacked his wife?
(a) Kill them.
(b) Hug them.
(c) Hire other men to assault them.
(d) Hold them at gunpoint and demand they give him money.

14. What time of day does the labor exchange close?
(a) Midafternoon.
(b) Noon.
(c) Five o'clock.
(d) Midnight.

15. How many hours each day does Delaney devote to his work?
(a) None.
(b) Eight.
(c) Four.
(d) Twelve to fifteen.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money does Candidó make the first day of working for Al Lopez?

2. What does the man in the parking lot do to Candidó?

3. Why does Kyra become upset outside the restaurant when she goes to meet Delaney for lunch?

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

5. What sort of work is América hoping for?

(see the answer keys)

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