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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the cure that Senora Remigia brings to Demetrio Macias?
(a) Corn liquor to drink.
(b) Pigeon blood on his abdomen.
(c) Alcohol-soaked bread on his abdomen.
(d) Pulque to drink.

2. Who kills the leader of the Federal soldiers?
(a) Anastasio.
(b) Demetrio Macias.
(c) Pancracio.
(d) Luis Cervantes.

3. Why does Demetrio Macias think his hiding place is safe?
(a) Demetrio Macias has the high ground.
(b) The Federal soldiers don't know how to track.
(c) The Federal soldiers don't know the territory.
(d) The Federal soldiers are cowardly.

4. Who kills the brother of the guide from the village?
(a) Anastasio.
(b) Demetrio Macias.
(c) Pancracio.
(d) Luis Cervantes.

5. What does the news from the capital say about Huerta?
(a) He has regained control of the capital.
(b) His family is fleeing the country.
(c) He has vowed to fight to the death.
(d) He has surrundered.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the leader of the Federal soldiers intend to do with the bandits of Demetrio Macias?

2. What is a curro?

3. Who recognizes Luis Cervantes from his days with the Federal army?

4. What does Demetrio Macias say he would be doing if Don Monico hadn't tried to arrest him?

5. Why do the neighbor women come to borrow from Senora Remigia?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?"

2. How does Camila expect Luis Cervantes to react when she tells him that Demetrio Macias has been flirting with her?

3. How did General Natera react to Demetrio Macias' arrival in Zacatecas?

4. Why does Luis Cervantes think that Demetrio Macias has run into the hills?

5. How does Crispin Robles recruit men to fight for the cause?

6. What kind of atmosphere is created as the rebels loot bodies of the soldiers they have killed?

7. Describe the character of Demetrio Macias' wife.

8. What kindness from a village girl impresses Demetrio Macias?

9. What does Luis Cervantes insist that the band should do when he learns that Huerta is preparing a final defense in Zacatecas?

10. Why does Luis Cervantes begin to suspect that he has made another mistake?

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