Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is Espirito doing when he finds the gold? Where is the gold found?
Espirito was searching for drinkable water when he found the gold. He found the gold in a sweet water spring.
2. What is the condition that the townspeople put on collecting the gold from the spring?
The townspeople agree to let people collect gold from the spring on the condition that only the gold on the surface be collected. No digging is to be allowed.
3. According to Chapter One, what is "Rain of Gold" about and in what time period does it take place?
"Rain of Gold" is about the history of two families. The book follows the families through the Mexican Revolution, migration to the United States, and their lives in California during Prohibition.
4. Why do the Mexican people seem to think highly of Colonel Maytorena?
The Mexican people think highly of Colonel Maytorena because he stood up to the American miners who employ the poor Mexicans, and made the working conditions for the Mexican workers better.
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