The Pearl Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What makes Kino very afraid in Chapter 5?

2. What is evil beyond thinking to Kino?

3. How does Juana react when she sees the dead man in Chapter 5?

4. Where does Kino suggest to go after the trackers pass them?

5. What does Juana dress Coyotito in on the morning of the pearl sale?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

The canoe holds high importance in the life of the villagers. How does Kino feel about his canoe? How does he react when it is no longer available for him? Why do the villagers hold such a high importance on their canoes? What do the canoes symbolize to them?

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