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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. In "Sudden," the newspaper might have used the word "massive" if it had been a heart attack, but it used what instead?
(a) "Suddenly."
(b) "Fatal."
(c) "Debilitating."
(d) "Enormous."

2. In "Waking Instructions," the author writes that one should allow oneself to be different, but it will feel like falling attached to what?
(a) Moving.
(b) Running.
(c) Waiting.
(d) Lying.

3. In "The Ants Are Using Sticks For Walls," ten-year-old girls want to be how old?
(a) 14.
(b) 21.
(c) 16.
(d) 18.

4. Who wrote the poem "Nine"?
(a) Lavonne J. Adams.
(b) Harryette Mullen.
(c) Amy Adams.
(d) Dionisio D. Martinez.

5. "Last-Minute Message for a Time Capsule" is written by whom?
(a) Angel Gonzales.
(b) Kimberly J. Brown.
(c) Philip Appleman.
(d) Herberto Padilla.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of "The Family Car"?

2. Who is the author of "The Wren"?

3. Who is the author of "Song of the Prodigal Son"?

4. Who wrote "Simple Song of Being Oneself"?

5. In "Travelling Light," the author wants "nothing more anymore only wind stroking waves onto" what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is described in "Dedication"? What simile is used to describe old papers?

2. What personification and metaphor is used in the poem "Stranded"?

3. What similes are used to describe water in "Aqueducts"?

4. How does the author describe death in "The Father, Who Could Not Swim"?

5. What word did the newspaper use in "Sudden"? Why?

6. What was the world once filled with in "Last-Minute Message for a Time Capsule"?

7. How does the father feel in "Taking My Son to His First Day of Kindergarten"? What irony is described?

8. Why did the author's mother throw out his underwear in "Emergency Situation"?

9. What similes are described in "Other Lives"?

10. How does the author describe his parents in "Leaving the Lights On"?

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