A Rice Sandwich By Sandra Cisneros

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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

    Correct Answer
    A. It will make more work for her
    Explanation
    Esperanza's mother does not let her eat in the canteen because it will create more work for her. This suggests that her mother is responsible for preparing meals at home and does not want the additional burden of having to pack lunch for Esperanza. By not eating in the canteen, Esperanza's mother can ensure that she is able to provide a meal for her daughter without adding extra tasks to her already busy schedule.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Providing Esperanza's reasons for wanting to eat in the canteen
    Explanation
    The narrator creates humor by providing Esperanza's reasons for wanting to eat in the canteen. This suggests that Esperanza's reasons are comical or absurd, which adds a humorous element to the story. By highlighting her reasons for wanting to eat in the canteen, the narrator is able to create a light-hearted and amusing tone.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Esperanza wants to eat with the kids in the canteen
    Explanation
    Esperanza asks her mother to eat in the canteen because she wants to eat with the kids in the canteen. This suggests that Esperanza enjoys the company of her peers and wants to socialize with them during lunchtime. It implies that eating in the canteen provides her with an opportunity to interact and bond with her friends, which she finds more enjoyable than eating alone or with her mother.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. She needs permission to eat in the canteen
    Explanation
    Esperanza is sent to Sister Superior because she needs permission to eat in the canteen. This suggests that there are rules or regulations in place regarding eating in the canteen, and Esperanza must seek permission from Sister Superior in order to do so.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. They do not have any lunchmeat
    Explanation
    Esperanza takes a rice sandwich to school because they do not have any lunchmeat. This suggests that they are unable to make a typical sandwich with meat filling and instead opt for a rice sandwich as an alternative.

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  • 6. 

    The story's narrator is about

    • A.

      Seven years ols

    • B.

      Twelve years old

    • C.

      Eighty years ols

    • D.

      Fifteen years ols

    Correct Answer
    A. Seven years ols
    Explanation
    The correct answer is seven years old. The explanation is that the narrator's age is mentioned in the given options, and the correct age is seven years old.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. She needs permission to eat in the canteen
    Explanation
    Esperanza is sent to Sister Superior because she needs permission to eat in the canteen. This suggests that there are rules or restrictions in place regarding eating in the canteen, and Esperanza must seek permission in order to do so.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. She confronts Esperanza about where she lives
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She confronts Esperanza about where she lives." This means that Sister Superior reacts to the note by directly questioning Esperanza about her place of residence.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Things are not always as wonderful as they seem
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "things are not always as wonderful as they seem." This theme suggests that appearances can be deceiving and that things may not always turn out as expected or appear to be. It implies that one should not solely rely on surface-level judgments or assumptions, but rather look deeper to uncover the true reality of a situation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Help the reader's experience Esperanza's thoughts more clearly
    Explanation
    The author selected the first person point of view to help the reader experience Esperanza's thoughts more clearly. By using the first person perspective, the reader is able to directly connect with Esperanza and understand her innermost thoughts and emotions. This allows for a deeper understanding of her character and enhances the reader's overall experience of the story.

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  • 11. 

    Which phrase best describes Esperanza?

    • A.

      Weak and easily swayed

    • B.

      Cynical and suspicious

    • C.

      Experienced and spohisticated

    • D.

      Strong-willed and determined

    Correct Answer
    D. Strong-willed and determined
    Explanation
    Esperanza is described as strong-willed and determined. This means that she possesses a strong sense of determination and willpower, showing resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges. She is not easily swayed or influenced by others, indicating a strong sense of self and conviction in her beliefs and goals. This description suggests that Esperanza is a resilient and determined individual who is likely to overcome obstacles and achieve her objectives.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Had-working and loving
    Explanation
    Esperanza's mother is characterized as hard-working and loving because throughout the story, she is shown to be dedicated to providing for her family and caring for her children. Despite facing numerous challenges and hardships, she works tirelessly to ensure their well-being and happiness. She is also depicted as a nurturing and affectionate mother, always offering support, comfort, and encouragement to Esperanza and her siblings. This is evident in her actions and words, as she consistently demonstrates her love and devotion towards her family.

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  • 13. 

    Esperanza emerges from her experience-

    • A.

      Unchanged

    • B.

      Sadder but wiser

    • C.

      Very bitter

    • D.

      Determined to succeed

    Correct Answer
    B. Sadder but wiser
    Explanation
    Esperanza emerges from her experience sadder but wiser because the word "sadder" implies that she has become more emotionally affected by her experience, indicating that it has had a negative impact on her. The word "wiser" suggests that she has gained knowledge or understanding from her experience, implying that she has learned valuable lessons. This combination of emotions and newfound wisdom suggests that Esperanza has grown and developed as a result of her experience.

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  • 14. 

    A canteen is

    • A.

      Cafeteria

    • B.

      Shabby; tattered

    • C.

      Pale and weak

    • D.

      Hardy, disciplined person

    Correct Answer
    A. Cafeteria
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cafeteria." A canteen is typically a place where food and drinks are served, usually in a school or workplace. It is a place where people can go to eat and socialize during their break times. Therefore, the term "cafeteria" accurately describes a canteen.

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  • 15. 

    Raggedy means

    • A.

      Shabby; tattered

    • B.

      Cafeteria

    • C.

      Tells what everyone is thinking

    • D.

      Pale and weak

    Correct Answer
    A. Shabby; tattered
    Explanation
    The word "raggedy" is an adjective that describes something as shabby or tattered. It implies that the object in question is worn out or in poor condition, possibly due to age or overuse. This meaning is consistent with the definition provided in the answer choice "shabby; tattered."

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  • 16. 

    The omniscient narrator

    • A.

      Hardy; disciplined

    • B.

      Pale and weak

    • C.

      Tells what everyone is thinking

    • D.

      Cafeteria

    Correct Answer
    C. Tells what everyone is thinking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tells what everyone is thinking". This suggests that the omniscient narrator has the ability to know the thoughts and feelings of all the characters in the story and can accurately convey them to the readers. This implies that the narrator has a deep understanding of the characters' inner thoughts and motivations, providing insight into their actions and decisions.

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  • 17. 

    Spartan-

    • A.

      Cafeteria

    • B.

      Hardy, disciplined person

    • C.

      Shabby; tattered

    • D.

      Pale and weak

    Correct Answer
    B. Hardy, disciplined person
    Explanation
    The word "Spartan" is used here metaphorically to describe a person who is hardy and disciplined. In history, Spartans were known for their strict military training and discipline. Therefore, the correct answer is "hardy, disciplined person".

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  • 18. 

    Someone who is anemic is

    • A.

      Shabby; tattered

    • B.

      Hardy, disciplined person

    • C.

      Pale and weak

    • D.

      Cafeteria

    Correct Answer
    C. Pale and weak
    Explanation
    Someone who is anemic often exhibits symptoms such as paleness and weakness. Anemia is a condition characterized by a decrease in the number of red blood cells or a decrease in the amount of hemoglobin in the blood. This can result in a lack of oxygen being delivered to the body's tissues, leading to fatigue, paleness, and overall weakness. Therefore, the answer "pale and weak" accurately describes someone who is anemic.

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  • 19. 

    Would you like Esperanza as a friend? Why or why not? What do you like about Esperanza? What do you not like about Esperanza? Use details from the story.

    Correct Answer
    Esperanza would be a good friend because she is smart, brave, and funny. She is smart because she knows what she wants. She wants to eat in the canteen. In addition, she is very aware of her surroundings, realizing that the other kids have perceived privileges that she does not. Esperanza bravely embraces new experiences (in this instance eating lunch at school) which suggests that she would be a stimulating person. On the other hand, some might find Esperanza too persistent and bossy. Even though she is shy, she manages to get her way but realizes it is not what she expected. Some may feel that she should be content with what she has.
    Explanation
    Esperanza would make a good friend because she is intelligent, courageous, and has a good sense of humor. She demonstrates her intelligence by knowing what she wants, such as eating in the canteen. She also shows awareness of her surroundings and recognizes the privileges that others have. Esperanza's bravery is evident in her willingness to try new experiences, like eating lunch at school. This suggests that she would be an interesting and stimulating person to be around. However, some people may find her persistent and bossy. Despite her shyness, she manages to get her way but realizes that it doesn't always meet her expectations. Some may argue that she should be content with what she already has.

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