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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Dolores try to delay her wedding to Pedro?
(a) She is menstruating.
(b) She has a date with someone else.
(c) She is afraid to lose her virginity.
(d) She wants to wait until her sister can attend the wedding.

2. Who is the old woman that comes into the house?
(a) Eduviges.
(b) The woman's sister.
(c) Juan's mother.
(d) Damiana Cisneros.

3. Where is Juan's body found?
(a) At Eduviges' house.
(b) In the town plaza.
(c) In his father's grave.
(d) At the Media Luna ranch.

4. According to Damiana, what happens in the room Juan is staying in at Eduviges' house?
(a) It is infested with spiders.
(b) He is born there.
(c) His father dies there.
(d) Someone is hanged there.

5. Why are the women in the boy's house saying a novena?
(a) To improve the boy's health.
(b) For all the pregnant women.
(c) To mourn his grandfather's death.
(d) For financial prosperity.

6. What does the boy's mother want him to do?
(a) Find a missing book.
(b) Clean the house.
(c) Help his grandmother shell corn.
(d) Take care of the horses.

7. Why can't Chona run off with her lover?
(a) Her father is ill.
(b) She is in love with don Pedro.
(c) She is married.
(d) She has too much debt.

8. Where is Juan planning on staying while in Comala?
(a) At the church.
(b) At the burro driver's house.
(c) Doña Eduviges' house.
(d) At the Media Luna ranch.

9. How many children are in Damiana's family?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Two.
(c) Nine.
(d) Sixteen.

10. Where does Juan first meet the burro driver?
(a) At Contla.
(b) At the crossroads called Los Encuentros.
(c) At Dona Eduviges' house.
(d) At the Media Luna ranch.

11. What does Juan's tossing and turning remind the woman of?
(a) The first time the man sleeps with her.
(b) Her mother's illness.
(c) A sick animal.
(d) The way her brother sleeps.

12. What makes Ana unsure of who rapes her?
(a) She can't see her attacker's face.
(b) She is told it is two different people.
(c) She doesn't remember the incident.
(d) Her uncle threatens her not to tell who it is.

13. How does Dolores say she will tell her sister about her upcoming wedding?
(a) She will send a message to her in her dreams.
(b) She will have Eduviges tell her.
(c) She will send her a letter.
(d) She does not want to tell her about it.

14. What does the medal around Eduviges' neck say?
(a) "Heaven is a place of hope."
(b) "Refuge of Sinners."
(c) "God bless you."
(d) "Go in Peace."

15. What is sitting next to Juan when he wakes up?
(a) A book of poetry.
(b) A sack of money.
(c) A jug of coffee.
(d) A cat.

Short Answer Questions

1. What astronomical event occurs on the evening of Miguel's funeral?

2. How old is Damiana when her sister dies?

3. How does Abundio go deaf?

4. Who does don Pedro owe the most money to?

5. At Miguel's funeral mass, what does the priest fail to do before leaving the church?

(see the answer keys)

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