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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. Why does War Paint become angry with Camila?
2. Why does Luis Cervantes object to the looting?
3. Why is Demetrio Macias in a bad mood after their skirmish in Jalisco?
4. Who is Demetrio Macias ordered to fight in Jalisco?
5. What act of Margarito's does Luis Cervantes say was his most noble?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the second point of honor that Luis Cervantes loses?
2. Why does the poet Valderrama disappear from Demetrio Macias' group?
3. How does Luis Cervantes justify stealing money from the people?
4. Why does Anastasio think the kind of fighting they did when they killed the priest is worth it?
5. What is the character of Margarito?
6. Why do the members of Demetrio Macias' staff all smile in a sinister way when he tells them they are stopping to have lunch with his old friend Don Monico?
7. What painful memory crosses Demetrio Macias' mind as Don Monico pleads for mercy for his wife and children?
8. What did Demetrio Macias think about on the last night of his life?
9. What does War Paint tell Camila that makes the younger girl cry?
10. Why do the rebels feel justified in stealing goods from private homes and people?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How did Azuela acquire his knowledge about the revolution? Was he a primary or a secondary source of information, and what difference does it make? In your essay, take a position for or against the importance of first-hand knowledge in writing historical fiction.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the personalities of the two main female characters, War Paint and Camila, in this story. How are they like one another? How are they different?
Essay Topic 3
The foreword to this book begins with the quotation, "Revolutions begin fighting tyranny and end fighting themselves." Discuss what the various characters in the story believed themselves to be fighting for and against. Are they united in their intentions and understanding of what they are doing? Why or why not? Do their intentions and understanding of what they are fighting for and against change in the course of the story?
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