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Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising


by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza Rising: Fair? Who Said Life Was Fair? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Esperanza Rising? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. On the farm, who gets a camp with running water, inside toilets, and a swimming pool?

The Filipinos
The Okies
The Mexicans
Q. Why doesn't Isabel get to be the Queen of May at school?

She gets a B in English.
She's not old enough.
Her teacher doesn't like her.
She's Mexican.
Q. Why do some of the farm workers want to go on strike?

To convince their employers to give them higher wages and better living conditions
Because the Okies have a swimming pool and the Mexicans don't
Because they really hate asparagus
To protest the illegal deportation of U.S. citizens to Mexico
Q. Who helps the crippled beggar outside of the train station?

A poor woman named Carmen
The wealthy people standing next to her
The farmers at the nearby market
Q. Why can't Miguel get a job at a railroad in Mexico?

Because he has dark skin
Because the local railroad already has too many employees
Because he doesn't know anything about mechanics
Because in order to get a job in Mexico, you need connections