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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 Matt hide to watch the wedding guests arrive?
2. Why does El Patron get mad at the advice Matt gives him?
3. Why is Ton Ton given a special privilege?
4. What does Matt store as he drifts among the groups in the border patrol?
5. What is wrong with Matt's first breakfast from the border patrol?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is El Patron not able to use Matt's heart?
2. What is the talk with the 5 legged horse about?
3. How does Tam Lin tell Matt to escape?
4. What causes a revolt of the boys on Jorge?
5. What does Matt notice about the nightly attacks on his character?
6. What happened to Ton Ton's parents?
7. Why does Matt stop himself from running away to the mountains after his coming of age party?
8. What does Matt say is the biggest difference between humans and animals?
9. Why does Matt not run away when he hears the shrimp harvester coming?
10. What does Tam Lin say is unique and dangerous about the secret passage?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Friendship is a strong theme throughout the book. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the book, and what causes these changes?
Essay Topic 2
What happens at El Patron's wake, and what does this strange event symbolize?
Essay Topic 3
Which character did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this character change throughout the book?
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