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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 is El Pachuco?
(a) The main character.
(b) The star of the play.
(c) The narrator.
(d) The chorus.

2. Which character lists the headlines that appears in the papers after the arrests and the raid?
(a) Press.
(b) Lt. Edwards.
(c) Henry.
(d) El Pachuco.

3. What kind of cops are leading the investigation that Henry is involved in?
(a) Honest cops.
(b) Hard-working cops.
(c) Lazy cops.
(d) Tough cops.

4. When George loses he temper when the boys question him, what does he say the organization he works for tries to do?
(a) Prevent cover-ups.
(b) Wipe out prejudice.
(c) Wipe out bad police officers.
(d) Wipe out bad investigations.

5. The tension is between the Chicanos and what other ethnic group?
(a) Asians.
(b) Blacks.
(c) Middle Easterners.
(d) Whites.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who observes the police raid in the barrio?

2. What is exploding at the beginning of Act 1, scene ii?

3. What is the role of El Pachuco at the beginning of Act 1, scene iii?

4. Before condemning the Chicano community, Edwards says he sees what type of potential in Henry?

5. What type of trial does George tell the boys they will face?

Short Essay Questions

1. What clear message is the audience left with after viewing the trial of Henry and the gang members?

2. What does it mean that Henry begins to listen to El Pachuco in Act 1, scene 7?

3. Why does Henry loses his temper with El Pachuco?

4. What happens when Henry sees Della after his release from prison?

5. How does El Pachuco describe himself in the first Act?

6. What does El Pachuco say as Alice leaves her first meeting with Henry in prison?

7. Why do the people present react badly to Joey appearing in a zoot suit?

8. What news does George give the boys when he visits them in jail?

9. What does the story of Rudy being stripped of his zoot suit represent?

10. Why does Henry refuse his mother's request that he change out of his zoot suit?

(see the answer keys)

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