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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where do Delaney and his wife live?
(a) San Juan.
(b) Arroyo Blanco Estates.
(c) San Francisco.
(d) Casa del Sol.

3. How much does the man with a ponytail charge Candidó for staying in a room for two nights?
(a) Twenty dollars.
(b) Two hundred dollars.
(c) Fifty cents.
(d) Nothing.

4. What kind of car does Delaney drive?
(a) Acura.
(b) Subaru.
(c) Volvo.
(d) BMW.

5. Who or what is watching América from the brush near the campsite?
(a) A litter of cats and their mother.
(b) Delaney.
(c) A group of young children.
(d) A coyote.

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

7. What does Kyra do about the Mexican laborers outside the 7-Eleven?
(a) Rallies support from the neighborhood to help them find places to live.
(b) Reported the men for their illegal status.
(c) Gets to know each one of them.
(d) Nothing.

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

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

10. What injuries does the person Delaney hit with his car suffer?
(a) Bruising and a concussion.
(b) Broken leg and wrist.
(c) The victim is blinded in both eyes.
(d) Scraped face and a bloody hand.

11. 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.

12. Who does América encounter on the trail to her campsite?
(a) Kyra and Jordan.
(b) Candidó and Delaney.
(c) Jack Jardine and Jack, Jr.
(d) The light-skinned Mexican and his friend.

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

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

15. What sort of work is América hoping for?
(a) Babysitting.
(b) Retail.
(c) Cooking.
(d) Housecleaning.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How long does Candidó work for Al Lopez before he is replaced?

3. What does América request from her employer?

4. Which of the following does Candidó notice about one of the boys who attacks his campsite?

5. Who does Candidó think América resembles?

(see the answer keys)

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