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A Rice Sandwich By Sandra Cisneros

19 Questions
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Please answer all of the following questions by choosing the best answer. PLease use complete sentences for the written portion.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What reason does Esperanza's mother give for not lettingher eat in the canteen?
    • A. 

      It will make more work for her

    • B. 

      She knows that the canteen food is not good

    • C. 

      The family cannot afford to pay for lunch

    • D. 

      Esperanza is a picky eater

  • 2. 
    The narrator creates humor by
    • A. 

      Describing the way Esperanza looks

    • B. 

      Providing Esperanza's reasons for wanting to eat in the canteen

    • C. 

      Making her sound silly

    • D. 

      Describing the rice sandwich

  • 3. 
    Why does Esperanza ask her mother to eat in the canteen?
    • A. 

      She does not like her mother's cooking

    • B. 

      There is a boy she likes that eats in the canteen

    • C. 

      Esperanza wants to eat with the kids in the canteen

    • D. 

      Her mother works so she cannot go home for lunch

  • 4. 
    Why is Esperanza sent to Sister Superior?
    • A. 

      She started crying

    • B. 

      She needs permission to eat in the canteen

    • C. 

      She started a food fight

    • D. 

      She cut school to spend the day with Kiki and Carlos

  • 5. 
    Why does Esperanza take a rice sandwich to school?
    • A. 

      They are vegetarians

    • B. 

      Esperanza's mom is playing a joke on her

    • C. 

      They do not have any lunchmeat

    • D. 

      Esperanza will only eat rice

  • 6. 
    The story's narrator is about
    • A. 

      Seven years ols

    • B. 

      Twelve years old

    • C. 

      Eighty years ols

    • D. 

      Fifteen years ols

  • 7. 
    Why is Esperanza sent to Sister Superior?
    • A. 

      She started crying

    • B. 

      She needs permission to eat in the canteen

    • C. 

      She started a food fight

    • D. 

      She cut school to spend the day with Kiki and Carlos

  • 8. 
    How does Sister Superior react to the note?
    • A. 

      She Esperanza's mother

    • B. 

      She visits Esperanza's home

    • C. 

      She sends Esperanza to the nurse

    • D. 

      She confronts Esperanza about where she lives

  • 9. 
    The story's theme can be expressed as
    • A. 

      It is important to demand your rights

    • B. 

      Eating lunch at school is better than at home

    • C. 

      Things are not always as wonderful as they seem

    • D. 

      Parents always know what is best for their children

  • 10. 
    The author selected the first person point of view to
    • A. 

      Help the reader's experience Esperanza's thoughts more clearly

    • B. 

      Help people who do not read well understand the story

    • C. 

      Show how Esperanza's mother feels

    • D. 

      Persuade parents to be less strict

  • 11. 
    Which phrase best describes Esperanza?
    • A. 

      Weak and easily swayed

    • B. 

      Cynical and suspicious

    • C. 

      Experienced and spohisticated

    • D. 

      Strong-willed and determined

  • 12. 
    Esperanza's mother is characterized as
    • A. 

      Lazy and foolish

    • B. 

      Close to the nuns

    • C. 

      Harsh and unyielding

    • D. 

      Had-working and loving

  • 13. 
    Esperanza emerges from her experience-
    • A. 

      Unchanged

    • B. 

      Sadder but wiser

    • C. 

      Very bitter

    • D. 

      Determined to succeed

  • 14. 
    A canteen is
    • A. 

      Cafeteria

    • B. 

      Shabby; tattered

    • C. 

      Pale and weak

    • D. 

      Hardy, disciplined person

  • 15. 
    Raggedy means
    • A. 

      Shabby; tattered

    • B. 

      Cafeteria

    • C. 

      Tells what everyone is thinking

    • D. 

      Pale and weak

  • 16. 
    The omniscient narrator
    • A. 

      Hardy; disciplined

    • B. 

      Pale and weak

    • C. 

      Tells what everyone is thinking

    • D. 

      Cafeteria

  • 17. 
    Spartan-
    • A. 

      Cafeteria

    • B. 

      Hardy, disciplined person

    • C. 

      Shabby; tattered

    • D. 

      Pale and weak

  • 18. 
    Someone who is anemic is
    • A. 

      Shabby; tattered

    • B. 

      Hardy, disciplined person

    • C. 

      Pale and weak

    • D. 

      Cafeteria

  • 19. 
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