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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. What does Coyotito sleep in every night?
2. What is the first thing Juana does when she gets out of bed?
3. What animal greets Kino by the fire on the evening he found the pearl?
4. According to Chapter 3, who will punish Kino for rebelling against the way things are?
5. What does Kino become when he has the pearl?
Short Essay Questions
1. When does the first hint of the Song of Evil come to Kino with his pearl?
2. How does Kino react when he sees the scorpion is about to bite Coyotito?
3. Why does Juana shrill for Kino when she sees Coyotito in Chapter 2?
4. What does Juana ask for when Coyotito is stung?
5. What do the other canoeists do when they hear Kino's howl of happiness after finding his giant pearl?
6. 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.
7. In Chapter 3, when others think about Kino's pearl, how do they think of Kino himself?
8. Where does Kino say he will go to sell his pearl?
9. What does the town call the pearl when they hear about it?
10. Where is the big oyster located underwater?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ignorance is an unfortunate partner to racism in this novel. How does ignorance play an important role in how Kino reacts to his environment?
1.) How does Kino react when the priest mentions knowledge from the book? What is his solution?
2.) Why is Juana's seaweed poultice not seen as a valid treatment for Coyotito?
3.) Why does Kino want Coyotito to go to school?
Essay Topic 2
Kino's attackers are never defined in the novel. What importance does this have? What significance would it bring to the novel if we knew who was attacking Kino? Describe how the unknown attackers influence Kino's behavior and paranoia.
Essay Topic 3
Water is an important backdrop element in the novel. Describe the different ways that Kino and his family survive with water.
1.) How does the beach impact Kino's life?
2.) Describe the waterbed that Kino finds at the mountaintop. Why is this setting appropriate for the events that follow? Explain thoroughly.
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