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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. Why must Yvonne and the consul pass up an invitation from the doctor?
(a) Because they burn the food they are supposed to bring.
(b) Because they are too poor to travel there.
(c) Because Yvonne is too distraught over her missing child.
(d) Because of his failing health.

2. Where do Yvonne and Hugh first go for a walk?
(a) In the countryside.
(b) In the cold mountains.
(c) In the hot jungle.
(d) Along the beach.

3. What does Hugh learn about the sailors on his ship?
(a) That they are waiting to mutiny.
(b) That they are just in it for the money.
(c) That they are all murderous liars.
(d) That they live a rather virtuous life -- surprisingly.

4. What event is happening when the novel beings?
(a) A graduation.
(b) A funeral.
(c) A festival.
(d) A wedding.

5. How does the consul remember his childhood?
(a) With terror.
(b) With rage.
(c) With nostalgia.
(d) With neither happiness nor sadness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Yvonne do once she arrives back at the consul's house?

2. Where does Yvonne first find the consul upon her return to Quauhnahuac?

3. What job does Hugh take after being at sea?

4. What branch of military service did the consul once serve in?

5. Where does Hugh go after he returns home from his sea voyage?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is the consul sent to live, as a young boy, after his parents died?

2. When Yvonne has finally returned to their home, why does the consul initially think that she won't mind his drinking?

3. What does Yvonne say to Hugh about armadillos?

4. Why does Hugh not know about the state of the consul's and Yvonne's marriage?

5. What does the consul do when his estranged wife goes to take a bath?

6. Why does Hugh feel cheated out of his experience at sea?

7. How does the consul deal with his adoptive family's behavior?

8. Why does Hugh feel that his youth is gone?

9. Why does Hugh decide to become a reporter?

10. Why is Yvonne returning to Quauhnahuac?

(see the answer keys)

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