The Old Gringo Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what day of the week did La Luna's servants line up to be paid?
(a) Saturday.
(b) Wednesday.
(c) Monday.
(d) Friday.

2. What does Harriet think Arroyo smells like?
(a) A horse stable.
(b) Over-ripe fruit.
(c) Sea side mist.
(d) Grass.

3. What does the old gringo think is the one factor that permeates all relationships?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Deceit.
(c) Longing.
(d) Admiration.

4. In the dream Arroyo has in which his mother is legally married to his father, what becomes of his father's other wife?
(a) She is a spinster.
(b) She is a tailor.
(c) She is a beggar.
(d) She is a teacher.

5. How long does Arroyo wait in La Luna's house without food?
(a) A few days.
(b) A few hours.
(c) A few weeks.
(d) A few months.

6. Who holds Harriet back when she tries to chase Arroyo away from killing the old gringo?
(a) La Garduña.
(b) Pedro.
(c) La Luna.
(d) Inocencio Mansalvo.

7. On what type of bed did Arroyo sleep when he was a child?
(a) There was no bed. Arroyo slept on the floor.
(b) A mat.
(c) A bale of hay.
(d) A feather bed.

8. Who accompanies Harriet to the chapel where she must pick up the old gringo's body?
(a) La Luna.
(b) La Garduña.
(c) Pedro.
(d) Inocencio Mansalvo.

9. Why does Harriet have the servants set to sweeping up the ashes in the hacienda?
(a) To clean out the dance floor for a competition.
(b) So that they no longer must eat ashes in their food.
(c) So they no longer track dirty footprints through the house.
(d) To prepare for the Mirandas' return.

10. How does the old gringo feel when he thinks back on his time in the Civil War?
(a) He rejoices.
(b) He doesn't remember anything about the war.
(c) He feels pangs of love.
(d) He wishes the fight could have lasted longer.

11. How does Harriet feel after she makes love to Arroyo?
(a) Romantic.
(b) Embarrassed.
(c) Apathetic.
(d) Proud.

12. After the old gringo returns from battle and goes to greet Harriet, what has she just finished doing?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Changing.
(c) Bathing.
(d) Eating.

13. What reason does Colonel García give Pedro for the women waiting in line outside the village?
(a) They are hoping for food handouts.
(b) They are delirious with thirst.
(c) They are refugees hoping for asylum.
(d) They are in love with the returning men.

14. Which woman runs up the arriving soldiers and immediately begins flirting with them?
(a) La Luna.
(b) La Garduña.
(c) Harriet.
(d) Josefa.

15. What type of man does Arroyo view as the most dangerous kind in the world?
(a) A stupid man.
(b) A cowardly man.
(c) An egocentric man.
(d) A brave man.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character's real name is Ambrose Bierce?

2. How did Arroyo plan to shame his father?

3. How do the soldiers react to Arroyo's killing of the old gringo?

4. What does Harriet think the old gringo smells like?

5. Which of the following is NOT an adjective that Arroyo uses to describe his mother?

(see the answer keys)

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