The Old Gringo Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. On what type of bed did Arroyo sleep when he was a child?

2. What does Harriet think is living inside the bodies of all living people?

3. What does Harriet call "the enemy of life"?

4. What relationship does Harriet claim to have with the old gringo in front of Pancho Villa?

5. What does Harriet make Arroyo promise to never do, lest she never forgive him?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The old gringo has many names in the course of the novel: the old gringo, the American, and Ambrose Bierce. Explain how the old gringo gained each of these three names, and explain what each of the names means to him as a character.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

General Arroyo has a real hatred for the American and European forces that are invading Mexico, and yet he finds himself in close relationships with two Americans. Explain why Arroyo has such hatred for the American forces in Mexico, and why he chooses to make two special exceptions to his rule when it comes to the old gringo and Harriet.

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