1. Why are the characters so rushed to finish the harvest?
The characters are very rushed to finish the harvest before the rain comes and damages all of the corn and destroys their rice crop.
2. Why doesn't Carlos' father think the stranger walking toward their home could be his son, Leon?
Carlos' father does not think that the stranger walking toward their home could be his son, Leon, because he thinks Leon is still fighting in the war in Europe and does not know whether or not he is alive.
3. What does Macario do once he graduates high school and returns to Binalonan?
Macario returns to Binalonan and becomes a teacher who earns the highest rate of pay in the town after he has graduated high school.
4. What does Carlos do with the money he earns?
Carlos turns over the money that he earns to his parents in the hopes that, combined with the money they get from Macario, it will help them buy back some land.
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