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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. Who does Candidó think América resembles?
(a) The Statue of Liberty.
(b) Her older sister.
(c) A goddess.
(d) His mother.

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

3. Who is América's coworker?
(a) Her daughter.
(b) Resurrecicón.
(c) Kyra.
(d) A drunken white woman.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who or what is watching América from the brush near the campsite?

2. Why does Kyra decide she will call INS on the Mexican men at the convenience store?

3. What does Candidó consider stealing out of a car when he becomes angry?

4. Why does Kyra have difficulty selling the Da Ros house?

5. Which of the following best characterizes the conversation Delaney has with the person he encounters on the trail?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Delaney's encounter at Arroyo Blanco Estates with the Mexican who wears his hat backward.

2. What does Candidó do after he realizes that the labor exchange has been torn down?

3. How does Delaney discover that Candidó is not guilty of spray painting the gate?

4. What are two examples of crimes at Arroyo Blanco Estates that are discussed at Jack's party?

5. How does Candidó collect materials to build a shelter for himself and his family?

6. Describe the relationship between América and Candidó.

7. What do Delaney and Jack Jardine argue about at the supermarket?

8. Describe Candidó's and América's experiences at Canoga Park.

9. Is the security fence effective in keeping out coyotes from residents' yards? How do you know?

10. Why does Kyra begin sleeping in Jordan's bedroom?

(see the answer keys)

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