House On Mango Street

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The House On Mango Street Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test your reading comprehension of the first half of The House on Mango Street. Think about each question before you answer. When you finish, raise your hand so I can record your score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Esperanza is named after:
    • A. 

      Her aunt

    • B. 

      Her mom's best friend

    • C. 

      A famous singer

    • D. 

      Her great grandmother

  • 2. 
    Esperanza dreams of having:
    • A. 

      A new bike

    • B. 

      A house of her own

    • C. 

      A boyfriend

    • D. 

      A lot of money

  • 3. 
    In "The Family of Little Feet," the girls try on high heels and walk around the neighborhood with them. They are having a fun time until what happens?
    • A. 

      Lucy trips and twists her ankle.

    • B. 

      Marin laughs at them.

    • C. 

      Esperanza'a dad yells at them to take off the shoes.

    • D. 

      A bum offers Rachel a dollar for a kiss.

  • 4. 
    What type of sandwich does Esperanza bring to lunch the day she gets to eat in the "Canteen" at school?
    • A. 

      Peanut Butter & Jelly.

    • B. 

      Turkey.

    • C. 

      She brings tacos, not a sandwich.

    • D. 

      Peanut Butter and Rice.

  • 5. 
    Esperanza's two best friends are __________________ and ______________________.
  • 6. 
    When the girls are playing double-dutch (jump rope) they begin singing about what?
    • A. 

      Hips

    • B. 

      High heels

    • C. 

      Kids at school

    • D. 

      Marin's cousin, Louie

  • 7. 
    What is Esperanza's first job?
    • A. 

      Making tortillas at the store down the street.

    • B. 

      Working in Uncle Benny's shop.

    • C. 

      Developing photos.

    • D. 

      Selling antiques.

  • 8. 
    What does Esperanza and Nenny want to buy at the antiques store?
    • A. 

      A table for their mom.

    • B. 

      A record player.

    • C. 

      A bike.

    • D. 

      A music box.

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the boy Marin dances with at a club? (He is later killed by a hit-and-run accident.)
    • A. 

      Juan

    • B. 

      Geraldo

    • C. 

      Antonio

    • D. 

      Louie

  • 10. 
    "Until then I am a red balloon tied to an anchor." This figure of speech is an example of:
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 11. 
    What two things are Alicia afraid of?
    • A. 

      Mice & Boys

    • B. 

      Mice & Tests

    • C. 

      Mice & Rats

    • D. 

      Mice & Fathers

  • 12. 
    What does Darius say one of the clouds looks like?
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      A dinosaur

    • C. 

      Spaghetti

    • D. 

      Shoes

  • 13. 
    Esperanza has several interactions with nuns in the story. How do the nuns generally make Esperanza feel?
    • A. 

      Comforted

    • B. 

      Ashamed

    • C. 

      Angry

    • D. 

      Happy

  • 14. 
    What does Elenita, the fortune teller, see in Esperanza'a future?
    • A. 

      A lot of money.

    • B. 

      Death.

    • C. 

      A home in the heart.

    • D. 

      A best friend.

  • 15. 
    Why is Esperanza embarrassed at the baptism party?
    • A. 

      Her dress is old.

    • B. 

      She doesn't know anyone.

    • C. 

      She hasn't learned to dance yet.

    • D. 

      Her shoes are old.

  • 16. 
    Louie, who steals a car, is whose cousin?
    • A. 

      Marin

    • B. 

      Esperanza

    • C. 

      Elenita

    • D. 

      Rachel & Lucy's

  • 17. 
    What family has too many kids and no dad?
    • A. 

      The Cordero family

    • B. 

      The Cisneros family

    • C. 

      The Vargas family

    • D. 

      The Hernandez family

  • 18. 
    Which character is related to French royalty, and also likes cats?
    • A. 

      Nenny

    • B. 

      Cathy

    • C. 

      Jacqueline

    • D. 

      Alicia

  • 19. 
    Which words below best describe Esperanza's great grandmother?
    • A. 

      Calm and peaceful

    • B. 

      Gentle and loving

    • C. 

      Angry and tired

    • D. 

      Wild and independent

  • 20. 
    What color does Espernaza say her name is like?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      A Muddy Color

    • C. 

      The Color of Baked Bread

    • D. 

      Ocean Blue

  • 21. 
    What is it that Esperanza most wants in life? How do you know this? Why do you think she wants this so bad? What does it represent? Your answer must be at least 4 sentences.
  • 22. 
    Teenage girls and boys are treated very differently in this story by their parents (and sometimes other adults). Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Should teenagers be treated differently based on their gender? Why or why not? Support your reasoning with evidence, arguments, and/or examples.Your answer must be at least 4 sentences.
  • 23. 
    In 5-6 sentences, tell me what you think of the book so far. Do you like it or not? Why or why not? Can you relate to Esperanza or any of the other characters? In what ways? 
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