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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Pilon invite to live in the house with him?
(a) Pablo Sanchez.
(b) Max Ramirez.
(c) Fredo Gullia.
(d) Roberto Sanchez.

2. Who does Pilon make dig at the treasure spot?
(a) Joe.
(b) Pablo.
(c) Jesus.
(d) Danny.

3. Everything in Danny's house is ____________________.
(a) new.
(b) rickety.
(c) relatively new.
(d) solid.

4. How many dogs does the Pirate have?
(a) 4.
(b) 2.
(c) 5.
(d) 7.

5. How much does Pilon ask Pablo to pay in rent each month?
(a) $50.
(b) $10.
(c) $15.
(d) $25.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Pilon think he will be the one to find the treasure?

2. Which saint is mentioned in the book?

3. What does Danny drink when he learns of the inheritance?

4. What is found during Pilon's treasure dig?

5. Danny feels both anger and _____________ that his second house has burned down.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the town of Tortilla Flat seem to thrive on and how do the paisanos feel about Danny's love interest?

2. How does Big Joe Portagee become a tenant in Danny's house?

3. Why do the paisanos follow the Pirate every morning?

4. Who is the protagonist of the story and how is he introduced in the novel?

5. What do the paisanos learn is in the Pirates' canvas bag and what is done with the bag at the house?

6. What is Big Joe's experience with Pilon on St. Andrew's Eve?

7. What are Danny's reactions when he learns that his second house has burned down?

8. How do the paisanos try to make peace with Danny?

9. How does Arabella Gross take advantage of Jesus Maria Corcoran?

10. Which woman is Danny interested in and what is the attraction?

(see the answer keys)

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