Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Ted Conover
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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. How much was the "fine" Alonso and Ted paidto the police who question them?

2. What was on the tractor driver's cap?

3. Where did Ted sleep his first night at the house in the orchard?

4. How much money did Alonso need to borrow for his bus ticket to the job he expected to get?

5. Why did Ted say the illegal immigrants liked to work in orchards?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Alonso's first illegal crossing of the border.

2. What did Alonso say about all the men waiting in the bus stop? How did he support that claim?

3. What did Alonso do as they boarded the bus for Houston in an effort to evade police? How did it turn out?

4. What did Nate say to Ted that made him work much faster and why did it work on Ted?

5. What wasTed's answer when the police first asked how he and Alonso know each other?

6. How did Ted describe the agricultural side of Phoenix?

7. What about the plane ride most frightened Timoteo?

8. Ted expected that the men shared a deep bond simply on the basis of their illegal status and the fact that they were all from Mexico. What did he say he eventually discovered about that?

9. Explain how Victor and the others of his group decided to travel to America?

10. What did Ted say about the traffic in Phoenix?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What were some of the ways the Mexicans entertained themselves in America? Compare those to their entertainments in Mexico.

Essay Topic 2

Describe what happened to the group of men who went to California? What was Ted's life like there? Compare his life to that of his fellow travelers.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the "bag lady" Ted met in the donut shop. What did he learn about the lady and how did he come to know these facts? What was her reaction when she learned that no one else was willing to say that they'd seen the attack on Ted? What did this say about her as a person?

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