Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the Mulkerin ranch house.
The Mulkerin ranch house is located in the mountains of Malibu, California. The house is a low-roofed adobe that has been added to over the years. Near the open porch is a lean-to stable. There are also fields of wheat that have recently burned.
2. What can be seen from the Mulkerin front porch?
From the front porch one can see hills, boulders and sandstone outcroppings. Also off in the distance is the Pacific Ocean.
3. Where is Eileen raised and how does she come to be in California?
Eileen was raised in Ireland and moved from Ireland to Mexico as a younger woman. From Mexico, Eileen and her new husband, Jaime, moved to Malibu.
4. How does Jaime Mulkerin come to own the ranch, and where is Jaime now?
The former Presidente had given the land to Jaime as a reward for his service in the Mexican Army. Jaime had died several years before.
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