Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the purpose of the oranges the freighter is picking up?
The oranges are to be shipped to Dundee where they will be used to make marmalade. The exposure of the rind to salt water makes some of the best marmalade in the world.
2. What is the purpose of the darts with streamers thrown by the woman of the balconies in Castellon?
The darts with the streamers are an invitation to visit the people after the parade. The recipients match the colors of the streamers with the colors of the balcony decorations.
3. What does the American find when he travels to Teruel by train?
The American finds that the people on the train are extremely poor peasants but very friendly. He purchased bread and cheese and joined them in a meal.
4. How does the American end up attending a bullfight in Valencia?
A man, a picador came by his hotel and asked him if he was interested in attending a bullfight. The picador helped him purchase his ticket and made sure he had a god seat.
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