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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. Why did the original settlers of Jalcocotbn choose that location to settle?

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

3. How much older than Ernie is Josy?

4. What is Cleofas' age?

5. What type of animal is the family pet while Ernie lives in Jalco?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Dosa Eduvijes do and why?

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

3. How does Ernie react when he sees Coronel mating with the hen?

4. What does Ernie's education in Part One, Section 5 mainly consist of?

5. From Ernie's description of Jalco, what does the daily lifestyle seem like in the village?

6. How is Jalcocotbn described in Part One, Section 1?

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

8. Describe Don Cleofas.

9. What is the educational system like in Jalco?

10. How does Jalco keep its history alive?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Death and sexuality are two subjects Ernie is introduced to while in Mexico. Please discuss the situations where Ernie encounters these two new parts of life. How would you describe his response to these events?

Essay Topic 2

Please describe the gender roles that exist in Jalco. Pull one example from the text that you think is a good example of the gender roles in Jalco and explain why you think this is an accurate portrayal or picture of the gender roles.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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