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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the residents of Jalcocotbn do with their trash?

2. What type of tree is located at the edge of the pond in Jalcocotbn?

3. In part one, section 4 what trait do we see associated with femininity?

4. What nation did General Porfirio Diaz fight in war, leading to his becoming president?

5. Who makes ropes and crates in the village?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ernie describe his new home in Mazatlan?

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

3. What is the Lopez family's opinion of and experience with the priest?

4. What are the circumstances surrounding Nerun's death?

5. What are the government and religious institutions like in Jalco?

6. How does Ernie allude to the dangers of living in a city like Tepic?

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

8. What is pinole and what is it for?

9. What are some effects of the flooding in Jalco?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Please analyze how descriptive language is used in Barrio Boy. What are the various types of descriptive language an author can use and how it affects a story. How did it affect Barrio Boy?

Essay Topic 2

Please briefly describe the political situation in Mexico at the time that Ernie is living there. How do the political circumstances effect Ernie's life and his story?

Essay Topic 3

Please explain what static and dynamic characters are. Please find one example of each in Barrio Boy and explain how they meet the requirements of either a dynamic or static character.

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