Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is in the trap that Francisco set a long time ago at the opening of the book?
A sparrow has been caught in the trap that Francisco set a lot time ago, much to his dismay.
2. Who had Francisco beaten in a race for good hunting and harvests, something which he looks upon fondly?
Francisco thinks about the time he beat Mariano in a race, someone who was widely regarded as the best long race runner in the region.
3. What happens when Abel comes off the bus when Francisco comes to pick him up?
Abel is clearly drunk when he gets off the bus, collapses against his grandfather and does not even recognize him.
4. As Abel stares out into the silent valley, what is the memory he recalls having shared with Vidal?
Abel and Vidal went with their grandfather to the cacique's field, riding on horseback, Abel became scared in the box canyon and cried.
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