A House Of My Own By Sandra Cisneros

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A flat is

    • A.

      An apartment

    • B.

      A home

    • C.

      A barn

    • D.

      A bathroom

    Correct Answer
    A. An apartment
    Explanation
    The term "flat" is commonly used to refer to an apartment. It is a self-contained living unit within a larger building, typically with its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, and living space. The word "flat" is often used in British English, while "apartment" is more commonly used in American English. Therefore, the correct answer is "an apartment."

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  • 2. 

    A flat is

    • A.

      An apartment

    • B.

      A home

    • C.

      A barn

    • D.

      A bathroom

    Correct Answer
    A. An apartment
    Explanation
    The correct answer is an apartment. A flat is a type of housing unit that is usually part of a larger building or complex. It typically consists of multiple rooms, including bedrooms, a living area, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Unlike a house, a flat is usually rented rather than owned. It is a popular choice for urban dwellers who prefer the convenience and affordability of living in a multi-unit building.

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  • 3. 

    A landlord would

    • A.

      Call your mom

    • B.

      Collect your rent for the place they own

    • C.

      Take care of your land

    • D.

      Replace your plumbing

    Correct Answer
    B. Collect your rent for the place they own
    Explanation
    A landlord is someone who owns a property and rents it out to tenants. One of the main responsibilities of a landlord is to collect rent from the tenants for the place they own. This is typically done on a regular basis, such as monthly or quarterly, as agreed upon in the rental agreement. The landlord uses the collected rent to cover expenses related to the property, such as mortgage payments, property taxes, and maintenance costs.

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  • 4. 

    A landlord would

    • A.

      Call your mom

    • B.

      Collect your rent for the place they own

    • C.

      Take care of your land

    • D.

      Replace your plumbing

    Correct Answer
    B. Collect your rent for the place they own
    Explanation
    A landlord is responsible for collecting the rent from tenants for the property they own. This is one of the primary duties of a landlord, as they are the owner of the rental property and it is their source of income. By collecting rent, the landlord ensures that they receive the agreed-upon payment from the tenant for the use of their property.

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  • 5. 

    If you went to the laundromat you would not be

    • A.

      Washing clothes

    • B.

      Washing bedspreads

    • C.

      Washing rugs

    • D.

      Washing your dog

    Correct Answer
    D. Washing your dog
    Explanation
    If you went to the laundromat, you would not be washing your dog because laundromats are specifically for washing clothes, bedspreads, and rugs. They do not provide facilities or equipment for washing pets. Therefore, washing your dog would not be an activity that is typically associated with going to the laundromat.

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  • 6. 

    If you went to the laundromat you would not be

    • A.

      Washing clothes

    • B.

      Washing bedspreads

    • C.

      Washing rugs

    • D.

      Washing your dog

    Correct Answer
    D. Washing your dog
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "washing your dog" because the question states that if you went to the laundromat, you would not be doing certain activities. Washing clothes, bedspreads, and rugs are all activities that can be done at a laundromat, but washing your dog is not typically done at a laundromat. Therefore, if you went to the laundromat, you would not be washing your dog.

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  • 7. 

    If someone gave you an ORDINARY flower you would

    • A.

      Say thank you, but know it is nothing special

    • B.

      Try to put it in the Guinness World Book of records

    • C.

      Put it all over Facebook

    • D.

      Create a blog about the rare item

    Correct Answer
    A. Say thank you, but know it is nothing special
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to say thank you, but know it is nothing special. This answer reflects a realistic and humble response to receiving an ordinary flower. It acknowledges the gesture of receiving a gift and shows gratitude, but also recognizes that the flower itself is not particularly unique or extraordinary.

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  • 8. 

    If someone gave you an ORDINARY flower you would

    • A.

      Say thank you, but know it is nothing special

    • B.

      Try to put it in the Guinness World Book of records

    • C.

      Put it all over Facebook

    • D.

      Create a blog about the rare item

    Correct Answer
    A. Say thank you, but know it is nothing special
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to say thank you, but know it is nothing special. This is the most appropriate response when someone gives you an ordinary flower. It shows gratitude for the gesture, but also acknowledges that the gift is not particularly exceptional or unique.

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  • 9. 

    Temporary means-

    • A.

      An entire year

    • B.

      A limited time

    • C.

      As long as you live

    • D.

      As long as you wish

    Correct Answer
    B. A limited time
    Explanation
    Temporary means for a limited time. It refers to something that is not permanent or long-lasting, but rather exists or occurs for a specific duration or period. It implies that the thing or situation is not expected to last indefinitely and will eventually come to an end.

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  • 10. 

    Temporary means-

    • A.

      An entire year

    • B.

      A limited time

    • C.

      As long as you live

    • D.

      As long as you wish

    Correct Answer
    B. A limited time
    Explanation
    Temporary means for a limited time. It refers to something that is not permanent or long-lasting, but rather has a specific duration or timeframe. It implies that the thing or situation being described will only last for a certain period before coming to an end or changing.

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  • 11. 

    Washroom is another word for-

    • A.

      Garage

    • B.

      Kitchen

    • C.

      Bedroom

    • D.

      Bathroom

    Correct Answer
    D. Bathroom
    Explanation
    The correct answer is bathroom because a washroom is a commonly used term to refer to a room in a building where one can wash their hands, use the toilet, and take a shower or bath. It is specifically designed for personal hygiene activities, making it synonymous with a bathroom.

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  • 12. 

    Something real is-

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      Invisible

    • C.

      Powerful

    • D.

      Borrowed

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Something real refers to something that exists or is true in reality. In this context, the word "true" is the correct answer as it directly matches the description of something real. It implies that the statement or object being referred to is genuine, accurate, or in accordance with facts or reality.

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  • 13. 

    Washroom is another word for-

    • A.

      Garage

    • B.

      Kitchen

    • C.

      Bedroom

    • D.

      Bathroom

    Correct Answer
    D. Bathroom
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bathroom" because a washroom is a term used to refer to a room containing a toilet and a sink, where people can wash their hands and use the toilet. It is a synonym for the word "bathroom" and is commonly used in some regions to describe this particular room in a house or public place.

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  • 14. 

    To own is to-

    • A.

      Let someone use something

    • B.

      Have something you paid for

    • C.

      Keep something that is not yours

    • D.

      Give away something you do not want

    Correct Answer
    B. Have something you paid for
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have something you paid for." This means that when you own something, you possess it because you have paid for it. Ownership implies that you have acquired the item or object through a transaction or exchange of money.

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  • 15. 

    Something real is-

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      Invisible

    • C.

      Powerful

    • D.

      Borrowed

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Something real refers to something that exists or is genuine. In this context, the word "true" fits the description of something real as it means being in accordance with fact or reality.

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  • 16. 

    Why is Esperanza disappointed with the new house?

    • A.

      The water pipes are broken.

    • B.

      It is in a noisy neighborhood.

    • C.

      She will have to change to schools.

    • D.

      It is not as nice as the one she had imagined.

    Correct Answer
    D. It is not as nice as the one she had imagined.
    Explanation
    Esperanza is disappointed with the new house because it does not meet her expectations. She had imagined a nicer house, but the reality falls short of her imagination.

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  • 17. 

    How did Esperanza feel when the nun said, "You live there?"

    • A.

      Angry

    • B.

      Satisfied

    • C.

      Ashamed

    • D.

      Encouraged

    Correct Answer
    C. Ashamed
    Explanation
    Esperanza felt ashamed when the nun said, "You live there?" This suggests that Esperanza is embarrassed or humiliated about her living situation. It implies that she may feel inferior or self-conscious about where she lives, possibly due to societal judgments or expectations. This emotion of shame indicates that Esperanza is not proud or content with her current living conditions.

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  • 18. 

    What does Esperanza's mother regret?

    • A.

      Quitting school

    • B.

      Leaving Mexico

    • C.

      Getting married

    • D.

      Moving to Mango Street

    Correct Answer
    A. Quitting school
    Explanation
    Esperanza's mother regrets quitting school. This implies that she had to give up her education at some point, which she later regrets. The other options, leaving Mexico, getting married, and moving to Mango Street, are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be considered as the correct answer.

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  • 19. 

    To own is to-

    • A.

      Let someone use something

    • B.

      Have something you paid for

    • C.

      Keep something that is not yours

    • D.

      Give away something you do not want

    Correct Answer
    B. Have something you paid for
    Explanation
    The word "own" refers to possessing something that has been acquired by paying for it. It implies that the person has legal or rightful ownership of the item in question.

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  • 20. 

    What do the four trees teach Esperanza?

    • A.

      To be strong

    • B.

      To work hard

    • C.

      To help others

    • D.

      To appreciate music

    Correct Answer
    A. To be strong
    Explanation
    The four trees in the question likely symbolize different aspects of life that teach Esperanza the importance of strength. Each tree represents a different lesson or experience that helps Esperanza develop resilience and inner fortitude. By encountering these trees and learning from them, Esperanza learns the value of being strong in various aspects of her life, whether it be emotionally, mentally, or physically.

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  • 21. 

    Why is Esperanza disappointed with the new house?

    • A.

      The water pipes are broken.

    • B.

      It is in a noisy neighborhood.

    • C.

      She will have to change to schools.

    • D.

      It is not as nice as the one she had imagined.

    Correct Answer
    D. It is not as nice as the one she had imagined.
    Explanation
    Esperanza is disappointed with the new house because it is not as nice as the one she had imagined. This suggests that she had certain expectations and visualizations about her new house, but they were not met when she actually saw it. This disappointment could stem from a difference in the size, condition, or overall appearance of the house compared to what she had envisioned.

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  • 22. 

    Sandra Cisneros wrote "A House of My Own"-

    • A.

      As a cause-and-effect essay

    • B.

      In the order events happened

    • C.

      To compare life in Mexico and Chicago

    • D.

      As if Esperanza is ahring her memories

    Correct Answer
    D. As if Esperanza is ahring her memories
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as if Esperanza is sharing her memories." This is because Sandra Cisneros wrote "A House of My Own" in a narrative style that gives the impression that the protagonist, Esperanza, is sharing her personal memories and experiences. The essay is written in a reflective and introspective tone, allowing the reader to connect with Esperanza's thoughts and emotions as she recounts her journey of finding a sense of belonging and identity.

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  • 23. 

    How did Esperanza feel when the nun said, "You live there?"

    • A.

      Angry

    • B.

      Satisfied

    • C.

      Ashamed

    • D.

      Encouraged

    Correct Answer
    C. Ashamed
    Explanation
    Esperanza felt ashamed when the nun said, "You live there?" This suggests that Esperanza was embarrassed or humiliated by the fact that she lived in a certain place. The nun's remark likely made Esperanza feel self-conscious about her living situation, causing her to experience shame.

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  • 24. 

    What is the theme of the story?

    • A.

      Children are always like their parents.

    • B.

      Trees teach the most important lessons.

    • C.

      It is interesting to live in different houses.

    • D.

      Difficult experiences can shape you rdreams.

    Correct Answer
    D. Difficult experiences can shape you rdreams.
    Explanation
    The theme of the story is that difficult experiences can shape one's dreams. This means that when someone goes through challenging or tough situations, it can have a profound impact on their aspirations and goals in life. It suggests that adversity and hardships can serve as catalysts for personal growth and the development of dreams and ambitions.

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  • 25. 

    What does Esperanza's mother regret?

    • A.

      Quitting school

    • B.

      Leaving Mexico

    • C.

      Getting married

    • D.

      Moving to Mango Street

    Correct Answer
    A. Quitting school
    Explanation
    Esperanza's mother regrets quitting school. This implies that she had to give up her education for some reason, which she later regrets. It suggests that she may have missed out on opportunities or experienced difficulties in life due to her lack of education.

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  • 26. 

    Only a house quiet as snow, a space for myself to go, clean as paper before the poem.Which of these things are being compared?

    • A.

      Quiet and cold

    • B.

      Paper and snow

    • C.

      A house and a clean paper

    • D.

      A house and a small space

    Correct Answer
    C. A house and a clean paper
    Explanation
    The comparison being made in the given statement is between a house and a clean paper. The phrase "clean as paper before the poem" suggests that the house is being compared to a blank, pristine sheet of paper, emphasizing its cleanliness and emptiness. This comparison highlights the idea of the house being a quiet and peaceful space for oneself, just like a clean paper is a blank canvas for creativity.

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  • 27. 

    What do the four trees teach Esperanza?

    • A.

      To be strong

    • B.

      To work hard

    • C.

      To help others

    • D.

      To appreciate music

    Correct Answer
    A. To be strong
    Explanation
    The four trees in the context of the question likely symbolize resilience and perseverance. By observing these trees, Esperanza learns the importance of being strong in the face of adversity. This could imply that she learns to face challenges head-on, not giving up easily, and developing inner strength.

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  • 28. 

    Only a house as quiet as snow , a space for myself to go, clean as paper before the poem.From this sentence you can tell that Esperanza wabts a house-

    • A.

      In the snow

    • B.

      With a lot of activity

    • C.

      That is clean and quiet

    • D.

      Where her whole family can live

    Correct Answer
    C. That is clean and quiet
    Explanation
    From the sentence, "Only a house as quiet as snow, a space for myself to go, clean as paper before the poem," it can be inferred that Esperanza wants a house that is clean and quiet. The comparison of the house to snow suggests a sense of tranquility and calmness. Additionally, the mention of "a space for myself to go" implies that Esperanza desires a quiet and peaceful environment where she can have personal space. The mention of the house being clean further reinforces the idea of a calm and orderly living space.

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  • 29. 

    Sandra Cisneros wrote "A House of My Own"-

    • A.

      As a cause-and-effect essay

    • B.

      In the order events happened

    • C.

      To compare life in Mexico and Chicago

    • D.

      As if Esperanza is ahring her memories

    Correct Answer
    D. As if Esperanza is ahring her memories
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as if Esperanza is sharing her memories." This suggests that the book is written in a personal and intimate style, where the author, Sandra Cisneros, portrays the character of Esperanza as if she is directly sharing her memories and experiences with the reader. This creates a strong sense of connection and authenticity in the narrative.

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  • 30. 

    What is the theme of the story?

    • A.

      Children are always like their parents.

    • B.

      Trees teach the most important lessons.

    • C.

      It is interesting to live in different houses.

    • D.

      Difficult experiences can shape you rdreams.

    Correct Answer
    D. Difficult experiences can shape you rdreams.
    Explanation
    The theme of the story is that difficult experiences have the power to shape one's dreams. This suggests that going through challenging situations can inspire individuals to pursue their aspirations and goals. It implies that adversity can be a catalyst for personal growth and determination.

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  • 31. 

    Only a house quiet as snow, a space for myself to go, clean as paper before the poem.Which of these things are being compared?

    • A.

      Quiet and cold

    • B.

      Paper and snow

    • C.

      A house and a clean paper

    • D.

      A house and a small space

    Correct Answer
    C. A house and a clean paper
    Explanation
    The comparison being made in the given lines is between a house and a clean paper. The speaker is describing their ideal space, which is quiet and clean, just like a blank sheet of paper before it is written upon. The house represents a physical space, while the clean paper symbolizes the emptiness and potential for creation. Both the house and the clean paper are used metaphorically to convey a sense of solitude and a blank canvas for the speaker's thoughts and creativity.

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  • 32. 

    Only a house as quiet as snow , a space for myself to go, clean as paper before the poem.From this sentence you can tell that Esperanza wabts a house-

    • A.

      In the snow

    • B.

      With a lot of activity

    • C.

      That is clean and quiet

    • D.

      Where her whole family can live

    Correct Answer
    C. That is clean and quiet
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that Esperanza wants a house that is "clean as paper before the poem" and "quiet as snow." This implies that she desires a house that is clean and free from any distractions or noise. Therefore, the correct answer is "that is clean and quiet."

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