Signs Preceding the End of the World Short Essay - Answer Key

Herrera, Yuri
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1. Who is Makina?

Makina is a saucy girl who is the daughter of Cora. She is the switchboard operator in The Little Town.

2. What does Makina think is killing her when the novel opens?

Makina’s first words are "I’m dead," but the sinkhole that seems to be opening under her feet does not swallow her. (11).

3. Why does Cora send Makina to talk to the top dogs?

Cora is sending Makina on a trip to "the other side," to deliver a message to Makina’s brother. She tells Makina to see the top dogs because they will be able to "lend a hand with the trip" (14, 12).

4. What arrangement does Mr. Double-U make for Makina?

Mr. Double-U tells Makina to go, and that his man will meet her at the border to get her across.

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