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

La Luna and La Garduña each play significant roles in the life of General Arroyo. Give a brief description of each woman, and explain their histories with General Arroyo. Then, explain how his relationship with each of these women affected General Arroyo in his military negotiations.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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