Esperanza Rising: Summary, Characters & Vocabulary


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What does the word esperanza mean in Spanish?

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1. Who is Tio Luis?

2. What was the Great Depression?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about Pam Munoz's Esperanza Rising. The material covered in this assessment will help you test your understanding of specific terms and characters of this award winning novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The objective of this assessment is to test your understanding of:

  • What ''esperanza'' means in Spanish
  • Who Tio Luis is
  • The Great Depression
  • Migrants
  • Ramona's connection to Esperanza

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills covered in this assessment include:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about important aspects of Esperanza Rising
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who some of the important characters of the story are
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Great Depression and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you want to study further, complete the lesson Esperanza Rising: Summary, Characters & Vocabulary. The material of this short lesson will help you learn more about:

  • The events that force Esperanza and her family to move to the U.S
  • The members of Esperanza's family who impact her life
  • Key terminology used to describe the plight they experience