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TESTS AND ANSWERS
_____ 1. When Kino said, "I am a man," Juana knew this meant that he
A. no longer needed her
_____ 2. Steinbeck uses which of the following images in his description of the Indian trackers to suggest that they were dehumanized?
A. excited dogs
_____ 3. Kino beats Juana for stealing the pearl because
A. she has disobeyed him
_____ 4. From his experiences in the world, Kino learns that the
A. established system is the best way of doing things
_____ 5. Which of the following images does Steinbeck use to describe Kino and Juana when they return to the village at the end?
_____ 6. The priest's visit to Kino's hut is unusual because
A. the priest rarely visited the Indians
_____ 7. Which of the following is central to the theme of appearance vs. reality?
A. the mirages on the Gulf
_____8. Whenever Kino deals with the Spanish, he feels
A. disgust and superiority
_____ 9. Juan Tomas hesitates to help Kino because he
A. thinks Kino is wrong to challenge the system
_____ 10. The extensive use of animal imagery in Chapter VI suggests that Kino
A. has been dehumanized by the ordeal of the pearl
11. Choose one biological comparison from The Pearl and explain its use.
12. Some readers see The Pearl as an allegory on greed. Support or refute this interpretation, citing examples from the novel.
13. How does the point of view (narrative) of The Pearl work to make the story seem like a retold tale?