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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who fixes Delaney's car?
(a) Kenny Grissom.
(b) Candidó.
(c) Al Lopez.
(d) Kyra.

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

3. How does Kyra recognize Candidó?
(a) He has light skin.
(b) He has a limp and a bruised face.
(c) He speaks perfect English.
(d) He carries a baby.

4. Who does Delaney run into at the store while shopping for dinner?
(a) Candidó.
(b) Kyra.
(c) Jack Jardine.
(d) Al Lopez.

5. Who or what does Candidó protect from being attacked by men in Topanga State Park?
(a) América's dog.
(b) A twelve-year-old girl.
(c) His daughter.
(d) His tortillas and salsa.

6. Why does Kyra decide she will call INS on the Mexican men at the convenience store?
(a) She saw one of them stealing.
(b) They acted inappropriately toward her.
(c) They are all drunk.
(d) She believes they contribute to declining home prices.

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

8. What language does Delaney hear further down the trail?
(a) Spanish.
(b) French.
(c) American Indian.
(d) English.

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

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

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

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

13. Where does América go to seek work?
(a) A daycare.
(b) The labor exchange.
(c) A real estate office.
(d) A Mexican restaurant.

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

15. How much money does the woman give to Candidó in the parking lot of the Chinese store?
(a) A check for five hundred dollars.
(b) Sixty cents.
(c) Fifty dollars.
(d) She doesn't give him anything.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who approaches América and tells her that she is looking for cleaning work?

2. Who does Delaney call from Li's Market?

3. What is the subject of one of Delaney's columns?

4. How long does América work on her first day?

5. What does Kyra do about the Mexican laborers outside the 7-Eleven?

(see the answer keys)

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