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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where will Arroyo's body be buried?
2. What does Harriet call "the enemy of life"?
3. Why does General Arroyo pull his hat down and his serape up?
4. Pancho Villa jokes with reporters about relocating north to where?
5. How does Harriet feel after she makes love to Arroyo?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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".
Essay Topic 2
The ballroom of the hacienda is a room of very special significance to the novel. Describe the ballroom and then choose two poignant moments in the text that happen in this room. Why is this room the only one Arroyo chooses not to destroy when he burns the hacienda to the ground?
Essay Topic 3
The role of newspaper reporters has a lot of power in this novel. Explain the role that the written word had first in the old gringo's life during the Civil War, and compare and contrast this impact to the role newspaper journalists had in Harriet's life upon returning home to Mexico.
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