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 Juana react when she sees the dead man in Chapter 5?

2. How much does the first pearl buyer offer Kino?

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

4. What does Juana plead for after Kino is attacked in Chapter 4?

5. Where does Kino put his knife before he goes to kill the trackers?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the clothing of Juana, Coyotito and Kino on the day of the pearl sale.

3. What is evil beyond thinking to Kino?

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

5. What is Kino's plan after he and his family sneak past the trackers on the mountaintop?

6. 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.

7. Why does Kino take off his clothes in Chapter 6?

8. How do the pearl buyers operate to buy a pearl?

9. What happens in Kino's dream in Chapter 6 while on the run?

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

Social status is a common theme in the novel. What are the ways that Kino is warned that striving to break out of his destined social status in life would be disastrous? What impact do the priest's stories and the story of the pearl buyer for the villagers have on Kino?

Essay Topic 2

Pretend you are an outsider that has recently moved to the town. Which area of town would you like to live in -- and why? Who would be your friends? With your outsider's perspective, what advice would you give to Kino and his village? What changes to the pearl buying structure could you recommend to the town to make it a more fair transaction for the divers, while also giving the pearl buyers a better opportunity to advance on their own without fear of a boss?

Essay Topic 3

The theme of powerful forces manipulating the environment is prevalent throughout the novel. Explain how the following sentence is a good example of foreshadowing in the novel:

"Kino watched with the detachment of God while a dusty ant frantically tried to escape the sand trap an ant lion had dug for him."

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