Sandra Cisneros: The House on Mango Street Summary and Analysis


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The character Esperanza in The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a Chicana, which means she is of _____ descent.

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1. In The House on Mango Street, how do women like Marin hope to escape the neighborhood?

2. Why is the character Sally in The House on Mango Street promiscuous with boys?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The House on Mango Street is the story of a Latino family living in Chicago as told by Esperanza, one of the daughters. Learn of other important characters and themes of significance with this worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Plot of The House on Mango Street
  • Characters in the novel
  • Themes
  • Definition of ''Chicana''

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the novel, The House on Mango Street
  • Critical thinking - understand and discuss the novel's themes of marriage, sexuality, Latino culture, and language
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the novel's plot, structure, and characters

Additional Learning

To learn more about Sandra Cisneros' novel, The House on Mango Street, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize The House on Mango Street
  • Identify characters
  • Point out themes
  • Discuss Latino culture as portrayed in the novel
  • Explore the theme of language