Rain of Gold Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Victor Villaseñor
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lupe find near the altar that she has made for Colonel Maytorena?

2. What is Don Tiburcio's dying request to his wife?

3. Many years after the new community is settled, how does the revolution affect this small community?

4. Victoriano is badly beaten after trying to defend what from the bandits?

5. Who does Don Benito fall in love with while in town?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rose-Mary do to Lupe on her first day of school, and why?

2. What does Juan tell God when he is collecting firewood?

3. Why do the Mexican people seem to think highly of Colonel Maytorena?

4. What are Don Pio Castro and his brothers looking for when they set out from Mexico City?

5. What is Don Victor's plan to raise enough money for his family to leave for America? How long will this project take?

6. How is El Paso described the first time Juan and his family see it, and how do they feel upon arriving?

7. What is Lupe supposed to give her teacher on the first day of school?

8. What has Victoriano done to upset La Liebre?

9. How does Guadalupe come to live with Leonides Camargo?

10. What is Espirito doing when he finds the gold? Where is the gold found?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Symbolism is used in this story. Please provide on example of how the author attempted to use symbolism in this story. Do you think that the author's attempts at symbolism are successful? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Please describe what a plot is in a piece of literature and what the various stages of a plot are. Please provide specific examples from the book of three of the stages of the plot (you can choose any three stages you would like).

Essay Topic 3

Racism against those of Mexican descent is seen in various parts of this story. Please provide at least three examples where racism against Mexicans is seen. Who is the racist party? On the other side, please provide at least three examples of individuals who seem to ignore the racial differences between themselves and those of Mexican heritage.

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