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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On which street does Esmeralda's family live in "Casi Senorita"?
(a) Calle Castro Vina.
(b) Calle Uno.
(c) Avenida San Juan.
(d) Calle Viejo.

2. According to Esmeralda, why couldn't Papi live in a place like El Mangle?
(a) Papi has too much pride.
(b) Papi cannot find work in places like El Mange.
(c) Papi's nose is sensitive to bad smells.
(d) Papi is not allowed to travel.

3. Which family member dies during "Casi Senorita"?
(a) Abuela.
(b) Abuelo.
(c) Raymond.
(d) Tata.

4. What does Dona Andrea pour over Esmeralda's cereal?
(a) Sugar.
(b) Syrup.
(c) Fresh cream.
(d) Canned milk.

5. What does the family eat when they arrive at Tata's?
(a) Stew.
(b) Asopao.
(c) Empanadas.
(d) Arroz con pollo.

6. How does Tata react to the news that Francisco has fallen ill?
(a) Tata insists that he marry Mami so that their child will at least have a name.
(b) Tata prepares him special broths and creamy rice.
(c) Tata lights a candle at Mass.
(d) Tata curses him for abandoning Mami.

7. What title does Esmeralda's teacher in El Mangle refuse to respond to?
(a) "Ma'am".
(b) "Miss".
(c) "Senora".
(d) "Mrs.".

8. What does Miss Brown, the homeroom teacher, wear?
(a) Blazers.
(b) Pencil skirts.
(c) Sweat pads.
(d) Shoulder pads.

9. What chore to Gladys and Esmeralda do every morning?
(a) The girls sweep the house.
(b) The girls wash and iron the clothes.
(c) The girls peel potatoes.
(d) The girls dice onion.

10. What does Esmeralda's neighbor suggest as a solution to Mami's need for time alone?
(a) Factory work.
(b) Boarding school.
(c) Sunday school.
(d) Babysitting.

11. What happens to Dona Cony in "El Mangle"?
(a) Dona Cony's house burns down.
(b) Dona Cony dies.
(c) Dona Cony's son dies.
(d) Dona Cony's husband leaves her.

12. To what does Esmeralda compare her developing breasts?
(a) Strawberries.
(b) Hills.
(c) Egg yolks.
(d) Tennis balls.

13. From what does Papi fashion a private room for himself?
(a) Boards left over from his job.
(b) A toolshed.
(c) A closet.
(d) A sheet.

14. Which other family member lives with Tata?
(a) Uncle Chico.
(b) Abuela.
(c) Don Julio.
(d) Titi Generosa.

15. What does Tata's breath smell like?
(a) Bile.
(b) Coffee.
(c) Cigarettes and beer.
(d) Oregano.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Mami, why do morenos dislike Puerto Ricans?

2. What does Papi do shortly after the family moves to New York without him?

3. What meal do all the children agree on?

4. Why is Mami uncomfortable with Papi's idea that Esmeralda take piano lessons?

5. When she first arrived in El Mangle, why wouldn't Esmeralda drink water?

(see the answer keys)

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