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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With what does Candidó build their new shelter?
(a) Slate.
(b) An old camping tent.
(c) Mud and water.
(d) Discarded debris.

2. Who goes with Delaney to buy pasta for dinner?
(a) América.
(b) Jordan.
(c) Jack, Jr.
(d) Kyra.

3. Which of the following would Kyra like to live in someday?
(a) The Da Ros mansion.
(b) The Manzoob house.
(c) Arroyo Blanco Estates.
(d) Mexico.

4. Who flatters Delaney by praising his magazine column?
(a) Al Lopez.
(b) Dominick Flood.
(c) Jack Jardine.
(d) Jack Cherrystone.

5. Which character has severe nightmares?
(a) Jordan.
(b) Jack, Jr.
(c) Kyra.
(d) América.

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

7. Where does Candidó look for América after her first day of work?
(a) At the coffee shop.
(b) In an Italian grocery store.
(c) In the river.
(d) At the library.

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

9. Where do Candidó and América store their savings?
(a) In a package of opened tortillas.
(b) In América's braid.
(c) In the cuff of Candidó's pants.
(d) Under a home in Arroyo Blanco Estates.

10. What jerks Delaney out of his flashback?
(a) A sudden thunderstorm.
(b) The food on the grill burning.
(c) A coyote capturing the family dog.
(d) His wife crying for help from the swimming pool.

11. What does Delaney do after lunch with Kyra?
(a) Drives to the ocean for a hike.
(b) Trades in his old car for a new one.
(c) Writes a column.
(d) Considers leaving his family.

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

13. Whose death does the accident victim hallucinate about?
(a) His unborn child's.
(b) His mother's.
(c) His own.
(d) Delaney's.

14. Who or what ends up killing one of the family's dogs?
(a) A coyote.
(b) A Mexican.
(c) The heat.
(d) The other family dog.

15. Why is Kyra dissatisfied with her appearance?
(a) She thinks her feet are too big.
(b) She thinks her hair is too dull.
(c) She thinks her nose is too red.
(d) She thinks her eyes are too small.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Delaney hiding in his pocket during the community gathering?

2. Who does Delaney see on the trail?

3. Who does América encounter on the trail to her campsite?

4. How long ago does Candidó remember being in Arroyo Blanco Estates?

5. Who fixes Delaney's car?

(see the answer keys)

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