Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the old gringo think about after he witnesses the explosion?
2. How many children did the old gringo have?
3. Which of the following characters does NOT accompany Harriet Winslow to the border?
4. What type of church does Harriet attend weekly?
5. Which of the following states was NOT at least partially owned by the family that originally owned the train car General Arroyo is sleeping in?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does General Arroyo hate the hacienda with such passion?
2. What vanities does the old gringo have, and how do the other soldiers respond to them?
3. Why did Harriet and her mother move from New York to Washington D.C.?
4. What does Harriet recall about the weather in Mexico during her time there?
5. Why is the old gringo worried about his interactions with Harriet when he first meets her?
6. How did La Luna succeed in saving the life of Arroyo during the early stages of the revolution?
7. Where does Colonel Frutos García find the old gringo?
8. What does the old gringo carry with him when he travels?
9. What is the nature of the conversation which transpires between the old gringo and the man who is selling him his horse?
10. What happens when the old gringo meets an old couple living in a tiny hut on the border of Mexico?
In the novel, Harriet has two men that she views as a father figure. Compare and contrast the role that each of these men played in Harriet's life, and explain why she has the conflicted emotions that she does about who she should consider her "father".
The women in the Mexican village play an important role in distinguishing gender roles in the novel. Explain the role the women villagers had in their home, and then discuss the reaction, the old gringo and Harriet, each had to the gender roles present in Mexico at this time.
La Luna is a woman of unarguable strength in the novel. Explain the history La Luna has with the Mexican Revolution, and then explain the evolution of her relationship with General Arroyo.
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