The Old Gringo Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What look does Colonel Frutos García claim is written all over the old gringo's face?

2. Whom does Arroyo think Harriet smells like?

3. What does La Luna say women are that men are not?

4. Why did La Luna's husband lose interest in her?

5. What does Arroyo feel is keeping him prisoner in his adulthood?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Civil War plays a large role in shaping the character of the old gringo. Explain what position the old gringo had during the Civil War, and choose two vivid memories he has of his time, and explain how each of those memories affected the old gringo during his time fighting for the Mexican revolution.

Essay Topic 2

General Arroyo had a very rough childhood leading up to his days in the revolution. Write out a time line of events that pushed Arroyo toward his position as a revolutionary. Then, explain how Arroyo's childhood problems came back to haunt him while he was living his military life.

Essay Topic 3

Harriet's mother is a depressed and depressing old woman in the beginning of the novel. Describe Harriet's mother and explain how she helped push Harriet away from America to the wilds of Mexico. Then, explain whether or not Harriet escaped her mother's fate and cite examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.

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