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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the following does NOT travel through Mexico by use of the guerrilla train?
(a) Guns.
(b) Children.
(c) Women.
(d) Food.

3. What color is the horse that the old gringo purchases?
(a) White.
(b) Black.
(c) Brown.
(d) Grey.

4. What part of Harriet does the old gringo think is the only living thing in the desert?
(a) Her spirit.
(b) Her hair.
(c) Her heart.
(d) Her skin.

5. What is Harriet's last name?
(a) Wallace.
(b) Warren.
(c) Winslow.
(d) Walden.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Inocencio Mansalvo think the old gringo has come into the desert to do?

2. What does the old gringo fear will happen to Harriet while in Mexico?

3. What creature is present in the bottom of every mescal bottle?

4. How old was Harriet when her father left for the war?

5. How does the army of guerrilla soldiers travel through Mexico?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the nature of the conversation which transpires between the old gringo and the man who is selling him his horse?

2. How does the general respond to the coin the old gringo has just shot?

3. What does Harriet recall about the weather in Mexico during her time there?

4. What thoughts do Harriet and the old gringo have when they think they hear gunshots during the fiesta?

5. What does Harriet remember about the boy who helped her cross the border into America?

6. What reaction does La Luna have to hearing of Arroyo's infidelity?

7. What happens when the old gringo meets an old couple living in a tiny hut on the border of Mexico?

8. How does Harriet figure out who the old gringo truly is?

9. What childhood memory does Arroyo have of don Graciano?

10. What is the reaction amongst the Mexican people after the old gringo's death?

(see the answer keys)

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