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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. What does the consul continue to point out to Yvonne during their walk home the day she returns?
(a) Familiar landmarks.
(b) Places his friends used to live before they all died.
(c) The many buildings that he owns.
(d) Sites of great battles that he won.

2. Why does Yvonne end up not buying the animal she wants at the brewery?
(a) Because the consul has taken all of her money.
(b) Because another patron outbids her during the auction.
(c) Because the price is too high.
(d) Because the animal bites her.

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

4. Who shaves the consul while Hugh is over?
(a) Yvonne.
(b) A servant.
(c) The consul, though he ends up cutting himself quite badly.
(d) Hugh himself.

5. Where did Yvonne and the consul have their last date before Yvonne left him?
(a) A library.
(b) A hotel.
(c) A cantina.
(d) The symphony.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was "Under the Volcano" written?

2. Who is Quincey?

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

4. What item was confiscated by the border guards?

5. Why does the consul fall face-first into the dirt after Yvonne has returned to their home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What plans does Hugh confess to Yvonne during their walk?

2. What does Laruelle observe about the consul's adoptive family?

3. Why does Hugh decide to become a reporter?

4. What does the consul begin to think about Yvonne after her bath?

5. What does Hugh hope has happened to his music career while he was at sea?

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

7. While the consul is at Quincey's, what telling diagnosis from the doctor reveals just how much of an alcoholic the consul is?

8. What does Yvonne say to Hugh about armadillos?

9. In Chapter 1, why does a crowd of people suddenly flood out of the theater?

10. What does the consul think and say about Yvonne's looks to her?

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