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A STEP BEYOND
TESTS AND ANSWERS
_____ 1. The songs in The Pearl represent
A. unspoken feelings and emotions
_____ 2. Which of the following similes does Steinbeck use to describe the relationship of the townspeople?
A. Each man's life is like a station in God's army.
_____ 3. After finding the pearl in the path, Juana didn't throw it back in the water because
A. she was afraid of getting hit again
_____ 4. Before Kino finds the pearl, his life might be described as
A. filled with want and despair
_____ 5. The image of big fish eating little fish is symbolic of the relationship between the
A. Spanish and the Indians
_____ 6. Which of the following religious references is not appropriate to The Pearl?
A. the Abraham and Isaac story
_____ 7. When Kino punches the doctor's gate, you can tell he
A. has planned the action of protest from the beginning
_____ 8. In the story of the two villagers who had gone to the capital to sell pearls, it was certain that they had
A. fled with the profits
_____ 9. The doctor's actions are meant to suggest that
A. this is the way the Spanish generally treat the Indians
_____ 10. Which of the following is not true about Kino's canoe?
A. It was passed down to him from his grandfather.
11. Why is Kino's dream of educating Coyotito such a dangerous one?
12. What role does Juan Tomas play?
13. Explain the symbolism of the pearl.