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America Ferrera

American Like Me

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 2018

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Exam Answer Key

Multiple Choice

1. B (Introduction)

2. A (Introduction)

3. D (Essay 8)

4. A (Essay 9)

5. D (Essay 10)

6. B (Essay 14)

7. A (Essay 16)

8. D (Essay 18)

9. C (Essay 20)

10. B (Essay 22)

11. A (Essay 24)

12. A (Essay 25)

13. C (Essay 27)

14. D (Essay 31)

15. A (Essay 32)

Long Answer

1. The primary conflict is that, because she has a diverse ancestry, she was made to feel as though she wasn’t “ethnic enough” to identify with her heritage. She describes how one classmate told her that she’s “too white to be Mexican,” which deeply embarrassed Cravalho. (Essay 17)

2. Carmen Perez helps to define intersectionality as an “[…] overlap of cultures, races, and ‘social disadvantages’” (74). It is an important concept because it helps describe the complexity of our identities and of our heritages. It also is a particularly useful tool when helping to understand the stigmatization of certain communities, particularly when one or more marginalized identity exists in one person/one group of people.