Part 1, Section 1, "My name is Ixca..."
1. Who is Ixca Cienfuegos?
(a) A bull-rider.
(b) A citizen of Mexico City.
(c) A citizen of Buenos Aires.
(d) A writer.
2. What is Mexico City?
(a) A disgraceful place.
(b) A noble land unlike any other.
(c) A strange and ugly city.
(d) Just like any other city in Mexico.
3. What can Mexico not shake?
(a) Its wealth, its commerce, and its shallow citizens.
(b) Its lethargy, its poverty, and its envy of Europe.
(c) Its fast-pace urban setting.
(d) Its reputation for beautiful waterfalls and jungles.
4. What is an "eagle without wings"?
(a) Mexico City.
(b) Buenos Aires.
(c) Puerto Vallarta.
5. What does Cienfuegos urge the city to do?
(a) Ask the government for assistance.
(b) Call upon the United States for assistance.
(c) Join together and raise itself up again.
(d) Secede from Mexico.
6. Who is Gladys Garcia?
(a) A new senator in the United States.
(b) The mayor of Mexico City.
(c) Cienfuegos' mother.
(d) An aging prostitute.
7. What does the quick portrait of Gladys show?
(a) The struggles of her life raising seven children alone.
(b) The woman's rise to power in the Mexican government.
(c) The woman waking up in a wet street after a long night of work.
(d) The woman's struggle to become an American citizen.
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