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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. How does Juana react to Kino's wildest dream about the pearl?

2. In addition to the bow and stern, what else is on Kino's canoe?

3. What does the doctor gives Coyotito in Chapter 3?

4. What is Kino's canoe made from?

5. Where does the doctor imagine the pearl will take him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the only people happy about Kino's pearl?

2. Why does Juana shrill for Kino when she sees Coyotito in Chapter 2?

3. Why does Kino respect his canoe so much?

4. Where do the divers find their goods to sell?

5. What does the Song of the Family symbolize to Kino?

6. How does Kino react when he sees the scorpion is about to bite Coyotito?

7. Describe Kino and Juana's home.

8. Name some of the townspeople that are described as thinking about what the pearl could do for them when they hear about Kino's news.

9. What do the other canoeists do when they hear Kino's howl of happiness after finding his giant pearl?

10. Why does ?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

For the villagers, they trust things of the spirit and things of the imagination before they will trust their own eyes. Describe how this overall belief is shown in the villagers' actions, Juana's actions and the way they react to their situation.

Essay Topic 2

Rewrite the ending of the novel, starting when Kino stabs the dark figure on the path.

How does Kino eventually solve the problem of the pearl? Where does the family live now that their house has been burned and their canoe destroyed? What reprecussions does Kino suffer because he has a large pearl yet stabbed a man while defending himself?

Essay Topic 3

One of Kino's dreams is to own a rifle. After he says this, the villagers react in awe and even Juana is amazed at his bravery. Why is this dream of owning a rifle an ironic wish once the end of the story is over? What does the rifle symbolize to Kino and the villagers and what role does it ultimately represent in the novel?

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