1. What does Makina say to herself when the ground lurches, at the beginning of the book?
2. What sound does the narrator say the earth makes when the sinkhole opens?
3. Which of these things does the sinkhole swallow?
4. What shape does the sinkhole take when it is done sinking?
5. What does Makina say is a "slippery bitch" (11)?
6. What does the narrator say affected Makina for the first time with this sinkhole?
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