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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. How does Crispin Robles recruit men to fight with him?
(a) He ambushes them from the Federal army lines.
(b) He frees them from jail.
(c) He takes them at gunpoint.
(d) He promises them bonuses.

2. According to Demetrio Macias, who defeated all the federal soldiers in town with just a half dozen men?
(a) Emiliano Zapata.
(b) Pancho Villa.
(c) Demetrio Macias.
(d) Julian Medina.

3. What do the rebels take from the soldiers?
(a) Their clothes.
(b) Their watches.
(c) Their money.
(d) Their uniforms.

4. What did the villager who helped Demetrio Macias want the rebels to do in return?
(a) To kill his brother.
(b) To spare his brother.
(c) To find his brother.
(d) To release his brother from the guardhouse.

5. What does Venancio want to do when the war is over?
(a) Get married.
(b) Grow his barber business.
(c) Stay in the military.
(d) Become a doctor.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did Demetrio Macias get the drop on the Federal soldiers?

3. What is the first cure the neighborhood women use for Demetrio Macias' fever?

4. What honor does Natera give Demetrio Macias?

5. Where does Demetrio Macias sleep the night after he leaves home?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Luis Cervantes try to persuade Camila to go with Demetrio Macias?

2. How does Luis Cervantes escape being shot to death by Demetrio Macias' men?

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

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. What kindness from a village girl impresses Demetrio Macias?

6. Why does Demetrio Macias order Quail to steal a priest's cassock?

7. Why is Alberto Solis surprised to see Luis Cervantes in Zacatecas?

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

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

10. Why does the villager tell Demetrio Macias that it doesn't matter how many Federal soldiers are in the barracks?

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