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 sound do the old gringo and Harriet hear, which they think is gunshots?

2. Whom does Arroyo think Harriet smells like?

3. Which of the following items does NOT adorn the statue of Jesus hanging on the cross during the Mexican fiesta?

4. What object belonging to Arroyo does the old gringo destroy moments before his death?

5. On what day of the week did La Luna's servants line up to be paid?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It becomes clear quite early in the text that the old gringo is running away from his past as he flees to Mexico. Explain the history of events that have happened in the old gringo's life, and how these events inevitably led him to Mexico.

Essay Topic 2

The three main characters in the novel, the old gringo, Harriet, and Arroyo, each have strained relationships with their fathers. Briefly describe the relationship each character had with their father, and then explain how those relationships affected each character into their adulthood.

Essay Topic 3

Marksmanship among the male characters in the novel is thought to be the highest skill of strength. Choose two scenes in which marksmanship of characters is evaluated, and explain why this skill would be so heavily sought in the Mexican Revolution.

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