The House on Mango Street

High SchoolEnglish  /  The House on Mango Street

“The story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Esperanza’s thoughts and emotions are expressed in her fable-like poems and stories, which portray the alternating beauty and desolation of her life and its realities. Esperanza doesn’t want to belong—not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza’s story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.”

Book description from Random House

You can access 269 questions about The House on Mango Street in Castle Learning.


Teachers will find a combination of question types available to assess comprehension of The House on Mango Street, including: multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and constructed/extended response and graphic organizers.



Breakdown of topical questions:

  • House on Mango Street – My Name
  • Cathy Queen of Cats – His cousin and His Other Cousin
  • Marin-Alicia Who See Mice
  • Darius and the Clouds – Chanclas
  • Hips – Water
  • Geraldo No Last Name – Four Skinny Trees
  • No Speak English – Bums in the Attic
  • Beautiful and Cruel – Red Clowns
  • Linoleum Roses – Mango Street Says Goodbye Sometimes
  • End of Novel

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about The House on Mango Street:

  • RL.8.1
  • RL.8.2
  • RL.8.3
  • RL.8.4
  • RL.8.6
  • RL. 9-10.1 
  • RL.9-10.5
  • RL.9-10.9
  • RL. 9-10.2
  • RL. 9-10.3
  • RL. 9-10.4
  • RL. 9-10.6
  • L.8.5
  • L.9-10.4
  • L.9-10.5
  • W.8.1
  • W.8.9
  • W.9-10.1
  • W. 9-10.9