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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 Juana bring Kino to drink after he is attacked in Chapter 4?

2. What is in front of every pearl buyer at the market?

3. Who does Kino find in Chapter 5 to help save him and Juana?

4. How many men are tracking the Kino and his family after they run away?

5. In Chapter 4, where does Kino threaten to go to get a better price on his pearl?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the neighbors fear will happen to Kino after finding the giant pearl?

2. Describe the water Kino's family finds while on the run in Chapter 6. What does the water symbolize?

3. The place where Kino and his family find water in Chapter 6 is a place of life because it where all animals gather; it is also a place of killing. There is not much water at the spot.

4. Why does Juana try to destroy the pearl after their failed attempt at selling it?

5. What is Kino's plan of attack if the trackers do not pass his family on the road?

6. Describe the man and trackers as they rest for the night.

7. Why do all the divers leave their canoes on the beach the morning after Kino's big pearl find?

8. Where does Kino tell Apolonia that he is not dead?

9. What happens to Kino's home while he is being attacked by the dark figure in Chapter 5?

10. Where does Kino want to go after he leaves Juan Tomas's house in Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does the capital represent to the villagers and to Kino?

1.) How does Kino find the trek to the capital—a path where every step is filled with the unknown?

2.) How do the pearl buyers feel about the capital?

3.) Why do few villagers travel to the capital, although they could possibly get a better deal for their pearls?

Essay Topic 2

Although they rarely speak, music plays an integral role in the novel. Describe its impact on different dramatic scenes within the novel.

1.) When does Kino hear certain songs and why? What triggers these songs to start in his mind?

2.) How does Juana mix the ancient songs with the modern religion of Catholicism in her mind? Why is this significant?

Essay Topic 3

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.

1.) What specifically do the villagers believe in, in terms of God, creation, and the afterlife?

2.) In what ways are religions and beliefs integrated into one another?

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