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The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street


by Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Street: Esperanza, Why Don’t You Come to Your Senses? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The House on Mango Street? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does the old man at work force Esperanza to do?

Tell him the boss’ secret
Play canasta
Kiss him
Rat out her father
Q. What does Alicia have to do every morning?

Trim hedges
Make tortillas
Shovel snow
Wake up
Q. Who is continually beating Minerva?

Her husband
Her son
The Boston Red Sox
Her brother
Her father
Q. What does Esperanza want to do?

Marry and bear children
Marry but bear no children
Marry, bear children, divorce, sell the children and retire to Fort Lauderdale
Live on her own
Q. What do the three spiritual sisters tell Esperanza she must do?

Leave and never return
Work to make Mango Street a better place
Avoid men at all costs
Drink a brew containing the tongue of a frog and the eye of a newt. It doesn’t do anything magical, it’s just really, really disgusting, and they’ll be impressed if she keeps it down.