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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Kyra's profession?
(a) Midwife.
(b) Attorney.
(c) Surgeon.
(d) Realtor.

2. What does Candidó consider stealing out of a car when he becomes angry?
(a) A baby.
(b) A cell phone.
(c) A stereo system.
(d) A purse and briefcase.

3. What is Kyra wearing when Delaney returns home from his walk around Arroyo Blanco in the evening?
(a) A trenchcoat and boots.
(b) Negligee.
(c) An evening gown.
(d) Sweats and a t-shirt.

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

5. What does Delaney see on his walk through Arroyo Blanco?
(a) A car with tinted windows.
(b) A pack of coyotes.
(c) The person he hit with his car.
(d) Dead dogs.

6. What does Delaney see near the creek in the canyon?
(a) Dead coyotes.
(b) Sleeping bags and magazines.
(c) Ghosts.
(d) Old treehouses.

7. Who does Kyra find inside the Da Ros mansion?
(a) Jack Jardine.
(b) Delaney and another woman.
(c) Jordan.
(d) Two Mexican men.

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

9. What does the sign in front of the labor exchange say?
(a) STOP.
(b) NO MEXICANS ALLOWED.
(c) NO TRESPASSING.
(d) GO BACK HOME.

10. What is inside the bag the accident victim carries?
(a) Drugs.
(b) Tortillas.
(c) A baby.
(d) Money.

11. Why does Kyra have difficulty selling the Da Ros house?
(a) She believes it is haunted.
(b) She knows that Mexicans are living in the basement.
(c) She has grown attached to it.
(d) She does not see anything special about it.

12. What does Delaney do while Kyra is swimming?
(a) Call the police.
(b) Cook tofu.
(c) Mow the yard.
(d) Write a letter to Candidó.

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

14. Why does Kyra become upset outside the restaurant when she goes to meet Delaney for lunch?
(a) Delaney does not hug her.
(b) She is upset about her car.
(c) A thunderstorm is coming.
(d) She sees a dog locked in a car.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who gives América a cup of coffee?

2. What is the topic of discussion at the party in Delaney's neighborhood?

3. To whom does Kyra show the Da Ros mansion?

4. What does Candidó swear he will do to the two men who attacked his wife?

5. How much does the man with a ponytail charge Candidó for staying in a room for two nights?

(see the answer keys)

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