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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Delaney meet Kyra for lunch?
(a) An Indian restaurant.
(b) The town's only Mexican restaurant.
(c) The country club.
(d) A diner on the beach.

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

3. What happens to Candidó when he drinks the dirty water?
(a) He gets an upset stomach.
(b) He never drinks dirty water.
(c) He has hallucinations.
(d) His thirst is satiated.

4. What do América and Candidó fight about before she goes to the labor exchange?
(a) América's pregnancy.
(b) América's ability to speak English.
(c) Candidó's drinking problem.
(d) Candidó does not want her looking for a job.

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

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

7. Who chooses Candidó for work?
(a) América's father.
(b) No one.
(c) Delaney.
(d) Jack Jardine.

8. How many days does América look for work before she finds a job?
(a) Sixty.
(b) Five.
(c) One hundred.
(d) One.

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

10. Who is Dominick Flood?
(a) Jack's client who is under house arrest for banking crimes.
(b) The local police chief.
(c) Delaney's real estate agent.
(d) The man responsible for the death of the neighborhood dogs.

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

12. What is Delaney Mossbacher's occupation?
(a) He is unemployed.
(b) Realtor.
(c) Chef.
(d) Writer.

13. How does Candidó know his wife has been attacked?
(a) She is bleeding profusely.
(b) She has frightening nightmares.
(c) She tells him.
(d) She has welts on her.

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

15. Who does Candidó encounter as he is coming out of the park?
(a) Delaney.
(b) Coyotes.
(c) Mexicans.
(d) The light-skinned Mexican.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who flatters Delaney by praising his magazine column?

2. Where do Candidó and América store their savings?

3. How does Kyra recognize Candidó?

4. Where does América go to seek work?

5. What does Delaney notice after his hike?

(see the answer keys)

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