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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Candidó buy for himself with some of his earnings?
(a) A bottle of wine.
(b) A used car.
(c) A baseball cap.
(d) Takeout from a Mexican restaurant.

4. What happens to Candidó when he is captured by INS agents?
(a) He was deported to Mexico.
(b) He runs through traffic and goes back to Mexico.
(c) He is hit by a car and fakes his own death.
(d) He was badly injured by the agents and featured in a story in the local newspaper.

5. Which of the following describes the appearance of the homes in Arroyo Blanco Estates?
(a) There are no homes in Arroyo Blanco Estates.
(b) Rundown and empty.
(c) Multicolored with eclectic design.
(d) White with an orange roof.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Delaney run out of while cooking dinner?

2. How does Kyra recognize Candidó?

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

4. What does the sign in front of the labor exchange say?

5. What does América's new job consist of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Kyra and Delaney do for a living?

2. What does Delaney overhear at the Arroyo Blanco Estates community center?

3. What sorts of injuries does Candidó suffer after being hit by a car?

4. What is Kyra's response to the large group of Mexican men sitting outside a convenience store?

5. How does Kyra come to decide that the 'real' money is in developing rather than in real estate?

6. Why does Candidó become so angry with América that he slaps her?

7. Describe how the two Mexicans come to be arrested by the police.

8. Describe Candidó's flashback about Resurrección.

9. What is Delaney's response to Kyra's report that she called the police about the group of Mexicans outside the convenience store?

10. Describe the flashback Candidó has regarding his encounter with the INS.

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