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. Where do Juan and his sisters find seeds for their dinner while trying to walk to the U.S.?

2. How long does Don Victor believe it will take his family to gather enough gold to buy their way to the U.S.?

3. What does Don Victor give to Don Manuel to help him through the wedding ceremony?

4. Who is Epitacio?

5. What is Don Victor's job when he meets Guadalupe?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do Salvador and Domingo end up in jail in Chapter 23?

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

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

5. How does Lupe respond, verbally and emotionally, when Mark declares that he wants to marry her?

6. In Chapter Eight, what has recently happened to Emilia?

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

8. What does Lupe tell her mother about her feelings for Mark and Salvador?

9. What is the condition that the townspeople put on collecting the gold from the spring?

10. How does Dona Margarita cause a commotion at Salvador's wedding?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Please describe what purpose tone plays in a novel, what/where tone is seen or conveyed in a novel, and provide three examples of tone in the story.

Essay Topic 2

Religion is seen throughout the story. What role does religion play in this novel and in the lives of the characters in the story? Please provide two to four examples of the role or purpose of religion in the story and in the lives of the characters.

Essay Topic 3

Please define conflict in a literary work. What are the four types of conflict studied in class? Please define these conflicts and provide examples of two of them as evident in the novel.

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