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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Harriet remember the young Mexican boy who accompanied her to the Mexican border carrying?
(a) A lollipop.
(b) A gun.
(c) A blanket.
(d) A stuffed animal.

2. What creature is present in the bottom of every mescal bottle?
(a) A cricket.
(b) A beetle.
(c) A worm.
(d) A butterfly.

3. How long have Harriet and Mr. Delaney been dating?
(a) Six months.
(b) Eight years.
(c) Two years.
(d) Fifteen years.

4. What does the old gringo think about after he witnesses the explosion?
(a) Explorers.
(b) Archaeologists.
(c) Casualties.
(d) Scientists.

5. Why has Harriet come to Mexico?
(a) To teach.
(b) To fight in the war.
(c) To study.
(d) To work on her art.

6. What does the old gringo admire most in Harriet's character?
(a) Her clothing.
(b) Her intelligence.
(c) Her good looks.
(d) Her spunk.

7. How many children did the old gringo have?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

8. What is Harriet's nationality?
(a) American.
(b) Swedish.
(c) Canadian.
(d) French.

9. Whom does the old gringo hope to meet as he is traveling to Zacatecas?
(a) Harriet Winslow.
(b) La Luna.
(c) Pancho Villa.
(d) La Gardu├▒a.

10. What branch of the armed forces did Harriet move to be closer to?
(a) The Air Force.
(b) The Marines.
(c) The Army.
(d) The Navy.

11. Where is the old gringo buried?
(a) In the desert.
(b) In a field of flowers.
(c) In the mountains.
(d) In a riverbank.

12. Which of the following is NOT a reason the old gringo thinks he looks like an apparition?
(a) His white hair.
(b) His wrinkled skin.
(c) His white horse.
(d) His blue eyes.

13. Where did Harriet's father go to fight, and never returned from?
(a) Eupore.
(b) Cuba.
(c) Mexico.
(d) Spain.

14. What does the general throw into the air for the old gringo to shoot?
(a) A coin.
(b) A bird.
(c) A stone.
(d) A mirror.

15. Which of the following is NOT offered to the old gringo after he shoots the coin?
(a) A bed to sleep on.
(b) Food.
(c) Mescal.
(d) A sombrero.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Harriet when she arrives in Mexico?

2. Which of the following statements is true about General Arroyo?

3. With what weapon does General Arroyo threaten Harriet when he hears about her reaction to the fire?

4. Who states that the old gringo is probably a man of honor?

5. How old is the old gringo when he reaches Mexico?

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