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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Juan realize as he goes to carry the wood back to the city?
(a) He hates God.
(b) The pile of wood is too heavy.
(c) The war is very important to him.
(d) He does not want to return to the town.

2. What does Dona Guadalupe want to do with her share of the gold that they have found?
(a) She wants to buy a ranchero in the country.
(b) She wants to move her family to the United States.
(c) She wants to make sure her children go to college.
(d) She wants to find a nice house in Mexico City.

3. At the funeral celebration for Don Benito, who announces that they are getting married?
(a) Scott and Carmen.
(b) Lydia and Victoriano.
(c) Marco and Sophia.
(d) Domingo and Luisa.

4. What horrible thing has happened to Juan's sister Emilia?
(a) She was run over by a horse.
(b) She lost her voice forever.
(c) She was raped by soldiers.
(d) She was sick with fever.

5. How long does Don Victor believe it will take his family to gather enough gold to buy their way to the U.S.?
(a) Nine months.
(b) Two months.
(c) Two and a half years.
(d) About a year.

6. Who does Don Benito feel that he needs to impress in Chapter 3?
(a) Dona Guadalupe.
(b) Victoriano.
(c) Don Manuel.
(d) Colonel Maytorena.

7. Who does the second owner sell the mine to?
(a) A British oil company.
(b) Espirito's grandchildren.
(c) The Mexican Federales.
(d) A large American mining company.

8. Which powerful person is killed by Victoriano?
(a) Don Tiburcio.
(b) Don Manuel.
(c) La Liebre.
(d) Colonel Maytorena.

9. In Chapter 12, who does the reader learn has fallen in love with Socorro?
(a) Don Tiburcio.
(b) Don Victor.
(c) Emmanuel.
(d) Victoriano.

10. What year does the Mexican Revolution start?
(a) 1910.
(b) 1911.
(c) 1908.
(d) 1912.

11. Where does Guadalupe work when her husband leaves her?
(a) The local mine.
(b) A vegetable shop in town.
(c) A rich family's house.
(d) A small army hospital.

12. Why are the people in the village leaving to find work in other areas?
(a) Because they are sick of working for the Americans.
(b) Because the war is coming to their village.
(c) Because the Americans shut down the mine.
(d) Because a new, larger mine is opening up in another city.

13. What Indian tribe is Leonides Camargo fighting against?
(a) Oaxaca.
(b) Zapotec.
(c) Yakuis.
(d) Puebla.

14. What is the name of Colonel Maytorena's wife?
(a) Tocarra.
(b) Susanna.
(c) Socorro.
(d) Louisa.

15. Which of his daughters accompanies Don Victor back to the lowlands?
(a) Carlota.
(b) Sophia.
(c) Lupe.
(d) Socorro.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Dona Guadalupe and her children make money?

2. What does Leonides do to the little Indian girl who runs at him from a burning house?

3. What is Espirito searching for in Chapter 1?

4. Why does Dona Guadalupe and her family crush the gold ore they have discovered into dust?

5. Who is Don Juan?

(see the answer keys)

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