The Pearl Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Juan protect Kino and Juana from the neighbors in Chapter 5?

2. What does Juana do to protect herself from the evil night air?

3. Which one of these things was not borrowed by Juan for Kino?

4. What makes Kino very afraid in Chapter 5?

5. In Chapter 5, what does Juan tell Kino to do with the pearl?

Short Essay Questions

1. Name some of the theories Juan Tomas gives the neighbors to divert suspicion as to what happened to Kino and his family in Chapter 5.

2. Why do Juana and Kino run in the wagon tracks?

3. After the attack in the dark in Chapter 5, Kino believes the pearl is gone, but who finds it?

4. What happened before when the pearl buyers got together and tried to have a pearl representative take their goods to the capital?

5. When Kino says, "I am a man" to Juana, what does that mean to her?

6. Name some of the things the other villagers say they would do if they had the great pearl.

7. What does Juana do when she senses Kino running after her in the dark when she is going to throw the pearl back into the sea?

8. How does Coyotito get shot?

9. What happens to the gold coin of the pearl buyer when Kino enters the room in Chapter 4?

10. What do Juan Tomas and Kino talk about on the way to sell the pearl?

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

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

Initially in the novel, Kino finds his sense of security and hope in his family, his hut and his canoe. How is his sense of security and comfort redefined after he finds the pearl?

1.) How does the pearl change Kino's dreams for his family?

2.) How does the pearl change his relationship with his family, especially with Juana who was previously a huge source of comfort to him?

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