Rain of Gold Test | Final 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 does Juan go to find the two men that stole his money and cut his face when he first arrives in Los Angeles?

2. When the Gomez family arrives in California, what do they learn about their daughter Sophia?

3. Why does Luisa refuse to go to Salvador and Lupe's wedding?

4. Why does Juan agree to confess to a murder he did not commit?

5. Who is the young man who asks to walk Lupe home from the library and carry her books?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the circumstances in which Lupe first sees Juan, and what does she think of him?

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

3. What role does Archie play at the wedding reception?

4. What happens to Juan when two men try to take his gambling winnings in California?

5. Why does Juan agree to a life sentence in prison?

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

7. How does Salvador react when a friend who refused to lend him money when he needed it stops by his house a few days before the wedding?

8. Where do Salvador and Lupe go off to and talk during their reception?

9. When Juan visits his mother at church dressed like a woman, what information does she share with him?

10. What has Lupe told Salvador about marriage that Dona Margarita says is true?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Please compare and contrast the idea of courting versus today's idea of dating. What is found in this story? Courting or dating? Please explain the scenario in which courting or dating is found in this story, which characters are involved, and how their courtship ends.

Essay Topic 2

Please provide a brief summary and history of Prohibition in the United States. What role does Prohibition play in this novel and which character(s) is most directly affected by Prohibition?

Essay Topic 3

The lack of women's rights can be seen through the strike in chapter 19, section 5. Please explain why this is a good example of the lack of women's rights, what was done in response to that lack of rights, and what the outcome of the situation was. Do you agree or disagree with the way this matter is handled?

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