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America Ferrera

American Like Me

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 2018

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Multiple Choice

1. From what country in Central America does Ferrera’s mother hail?

A) Panama

B) Honduras

C) Belize

D) Nicaragua

2. When Ferrera is just six years old, she falls in love with a boy at school. Which of these situations regarding the boy most strongly impacts  Ferrera’s life?

A) The boy tells her that he likes a girl with blue eyes and lighter skin than Ferrera. 

B) The boy’s family is deported from the country.

C) The boy claims she is “dirty” because her family came from Central America.

D) The boy’s family does not approve of his crush on Ferrera.

3. When Carmen Perez initially learns the term intersectionality in college, in what way does it resonate with her?

A) She finally feels as though she had the language to connect with her college classmates.

B) She remembers the street intersection in Oxnard of her family home, and a flood of memories rushes back to her.

C) She feels closer to her mother, now that she finally has a word that could describe both of their experiences.

D) She realizes how blessed she is to have experienced an intersectional childhood.

4. Issa Rae wants to participate in the religious tradition of Ramadan. With what part of her heritage does she hope to connect?