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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of animal is the family pet while Ernie lives in Jalco?
(a) A goat.
(b) A dog.
(c) A cat.
(d) A donkey.

2. How do Ernie and his cousins view the rooster?
(a) As stupid.
(b) As a scaredy cat.
(c) As brave.
(d) As lazy.

3. What reassurance does Ernie's mother give him about the rooster.
(a) That he is the bravest rooster in the area.
(b) That he will not hurt the chickens.
(c) That he will not hurt Ernie.
(d) That he is a smart animal.

4. Who makes ropes and crates in the village?
(a) Don Carlo.
(b) Don Valasguez.
(c) Don Aparicio.
(d) Don Marco.

5. What kind of stories does the narrator say he tells his family?
(a) Anecdotes about the village where he was born.
(b) Proverbs that he learned from his mother.
(c) Tales of Mexican mythology.
(d) The story of the freedom of Central America.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ernie receive his education, for the most part?

2. Who is overheard saying that "nothing ever happens" in Jalcocotbn?

3. How is the history of Jalco kept?

4. Which of the following can offer the village people protection from the devil?

5. What do Dosa Eduvijes' tales do for the children in the village?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author state that he initially was compelled to write this story?

2. Describe Ernie's cottage.

3. How does Ernie describe his friend's funeral?

4. How is a child of 6 or older raised in Jalco?

5. What are the historical and psychological reasons for the author writing this book?

6. How does Catarino's opinion about Coronel's fight affect Ernie?

7. What does the author's language and description of Jalco seem to emphasize?

8. What does Dosa Eduvijes do and why?

9. How does Ernie describe the various animals in Part One, Section 3?

10. What is the connection between the words Gallo and chicken and men and women?

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