Characters
Places
Literary Techniques
Quotations
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100

The woman who is afraid to assimilate, and therefore resists learning English.
Who is Mamacita?

100

The city and state where the novel takes place.
What is Chicago, Illinois?

100

Esperanza primarily uses this literary technique to explain how the four skinny trees teach and inspire her to keep on going and surviving.
What is personification?

100

Near the beginning of the novel, Esperanza compares herself to a balloon tied to this.
What is "an anchor?"

100

When Esperanza has her fortune told by Elenita, she is told that some time in her future, she will have this.
What is "a home in the heart?"

200

The girl who works hard to get an education, even though her father disapproves of it.
Who is Alicia?

200

The country Esperanza's family originally immigrated from.
What is Mexico?

200

The most common reason that an author uses the literary technique, "repetition."
What is for emphasis?

200

Esperanza says that on Mango Street, the people are "all this all around," and are therefore safe.
What is "brown?"

200

The real reason that the Earl of Tennessee's wife looks different to everyone in the neighborhood.
What is because she's actually several different women (prostitutes).

300

The last name of Esperanza's family.
What is Cordero?

300

Esperanza was sexually assaulted in this location.
What is a carnival (near the "Red Clowns")?

300

The five senses that imagery appeals to, and the one that is most often given that distinction.
What are sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste...sight being most common?

300

The three sisters compare Esperanza's life to this and tell her she must remember this.
What is "a circle" and "to come back for the others?"

300

The most disturbing quality of Edna's daughter, Ruthie, is that she acts like this.
What is a child?

400

The names of Esperanza's two brothers and one sister.
What are Carlos, Kiki, and Nenny?

400

The local hangout for Esperanza's friends, and the closest thing to a playground that the kids have.
What is the Monkey Garden?

400

A phrase Esperanza uses to describe her dream house that uses the literary technique of alliteration.
What is "my Porch, and my Pillow, and my Pretty, Purple Petunias?"

400

Sally says that she got married because she is in love, but Esperanza says she thinks Sally did it for this reason.
What is "to escape?"

400

Esperanza's mother says she quit school because she didn't have this.
What are nice clothes?

500

At least three characters who have a window as a symbol within their respective vignettes.
Who are Rafaela, Sally, Minerva, Mamacita, Esperanza, Esperanza's great-grandmother? (any three)

500

Where Esperanza met the three sisters, and the reason she was there in the first place.
What is Lucy and Rachel's house for their sister's wake.

500

A technique that is meant to show contrast by placing two very opposite situations right next to each other, or happening simultaneously.
What is juxtaposition?

500

Esperanza refuses to go on Sunday drives with her family to see the big houses on the hill, because she says she's tired of looking at this.
What is "what she can't have."

500

The one, single quality possessed by ALL of the trapped women on Mango Street that prevents them from leaving their situations or getting help.
What is FEAR?