Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Part I, I - IV
1. Describe the character of Demetrio Macias' wife.
2. What does the shooting of the dog named "Palomo, the dove," symbolize?
3. How does the author describe the Sierra?
4. The author uses the words "gold" or "golden" several times in his description of the Sierra. What symbolism might there be in calling the calf they are preparing to eat "golden?"
5. How do the rebels refer to their opponents and why?
6. How do the rebels refer to each...
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