The House on Mango Street Quiz #1

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Use Chapter 1 of The House on Mango Street (pgs. 3-5) to answer questions 1-8

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Question 1

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1. In the first paragraph, the author creates a rhythm in the writing that reflects the rhythm of the narrator's early life by -
Answer
  • A. the contrasting use of I and we
  • B. the repetitive use of before
  • C. the avoidance of complex, multi-syllable words
  • D. the vagueness of the setting in time and place

Question 2

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2. Although the book is a piece of fiction, the repeated use of "I" allows the reader to determine that the writing is presented as -
Answer
  • A. biography
  • B. science fiction
  • C. autobiography
  • D. drama

Question 3

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3. Which of the following best describes the narrator's feelings about the house on Mango Street?
Answer
  • A. a mixture of satisfaction and disappointment
  • B. relief at having escaped from the slums
  • C. indifference to the drawbacks of the place
  • D. total happiness at finally having a home

Question 4

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4. The italicizing and repetition of "there" in paragraphs 9 and 10 serves to create a tone of ---
Answer
  • A. anger
  • B. humor
  • C. sarcasm
  • D. disbelief

Question 5

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5. The narrator's desire to have a "house I can point to" reveals her belief that a house reflects a person's...-
Answer
  • A. status
  • B. intelligence
  • C. power
  • D. honor

Question 6

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6. From the passage, the reader can infer that the main reason for the many moves experienced by the narrator was --
Answer
  • A. desie to find a safer neighborhood
  • B. new babies increasing the family's size
  • C. problems with landlords
  • D. need for a large yard and more than one bathroom

Question 7

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7. The last sentence of chapter 1 shows that the narrator---
Answer
  • A. believes her mother and father that the house is temporary
  • B. thinks the family will not move again any time soon
  • C. is happy to finally have a house to live in
  • D. regrets leaving the family's other apartment

Question 8

Question
8. Which of the following is NOT a supporting detail in the description of the "real house" in paragraph 4?
Answer
  • A. "running water and pipes that worked"
  • B. "stairs inside"
  • C. "a basement and at least three washrooms"
  • D. "stories she told us before we went to bed"