Craft and Structure– 10 Points What is the point of view of The Pearl?
Craft and Structure– 20 Points Steinbeck describes the news of Kino’s pearl traveling through the town using a comparison. Read the following excerpts below and then choose the word that best describe the comparison? “black distillate was like loneliness when love is withheld.” a)Simile b)Metaphor c)Symbolism d)Characterization
Craft and Structure– 30 Points In paragraph 2 of the Preface (“If this story is”), the speaker suggests that the story may be a parable, meaning that… “If this story is a parable, perhaps everyone takes his own meaning from it and reads his own life into it” (pg 1). (A)this story about Kino’s people is in the Bible (B)the pearl is personified as an evil character (C) the story teaches a lesson that we can apply to ourselves (D)the narrative is a tragedy (E)the story will have an anecdotal structure
Craft and Structure– 40 Points The main purpose of the Preface before Chapter 1 is to… “In the town they tell the story of the great pearl-how it was found and how it was lost again. They tell of Kino, the fisherman, and of his wife, Juana, and of the baby, Coyotito. And because the story has been told so often, it has taken root in every man’s mind. And. As with all retold tales that are in people’s hearts, there are only good and bad things and black and white things and good and evil things and no in-between anywhere. If this story is a parable, perhaps everyone takes his own meaning from it and reads his own life into it” (pg 1). a)Introduce the oral storytelling tradition of Kino’s people b)explain why the pearl is lost c)foreshadow evil in people’s hearts and minds d) characterize Kino, the fisherman e)emphasize the simple-mindedness of the people
Craft and Structure– 50 Points In the paragraph that begins “Although the morning was young,” details that support the theme of deceptive appearances include all of the following EXCEPT… “Although the morning was young, the hazy mirage was up. The uncertain air that magnified some things and blotted out others hung over the Gulf so that all sights were unreal and vision could not be trusted…A copper haze hung over the water, and the hot morning sun beat on it and made it vibrate blindingly.” (A)“the hazy mirage was up” (B)“vision could not be trusted” (C)“the hot morning sun beat on it” (D)“The uncertain air that magnified some things and blotted out others” (E)“A copper haze hung over the water”
Characters – 10 Points Why does the Doctor finally come to see the baby?
Characters – 20 Points What are Kino’s plans for the pearl and what do they say about him as a character?
Characters – 30 Points Which quote is evidence of Juan Thomas’ opinion towards Kino finding the pearl? a.“But Kino and Juana did not know these things. Because they were happy and excited they thought everyone shared their joy. Juana Thomas and Apolonia did, they were the world too” (pg 30). b.“And Juan Thomas, who squatted on Kino’s right hand because he was his brother, asked, ‘What will you do now that you have become a rich man?’ (page 31).” c.“The news swept on past the brush houses and it washed in a foaming wave into the town of stone and plaster” (pg 28)
Characters – 40 Points In the paragraph that begins “In his chamber the doctor,” the details about the doctor, his meal, his room, and his longing for France reveal that the narrator views the doctor as all of the following EXCEPT… “In his chamber the doctor sat up in his high bed. He had on his dressing gown of red watered silk that had come from Paris, a little tight over the chest now if it was buttoned. On his lap a silver tray with a silver chocolate pot and a tiny cup of eggshell china, so delicate that it looked silly when he lifted it with his big hand…(pg13).” (A)avarice (B)vain (C) obese (D) skilled (E) hypocritical
Characters – 50 Points How does the socio-economic status of Kino’s people effect their lifestyle?
Events – 10 Points What is the exposition of the novel?
Events – 20 Points In the conversation between the doctor and his servant beginning “Have I nothing better to,” the doctor’s remark that he is “a doctor, not a veterinary” reveals that (A)he is too busy to cure animals (B)he sees the native people as animals (C) he is a veterinary, not a doctor (D) he requires an appointment (E) veterinarians treat scorpion bites
Events – 30 Points In the paragraph that begins “Kino and Juana came slowly,” the canoe symbolizes… “Kino and Juana came slowly down to the beach and to Kino’s canoe, which was the one thing of value he owned in the world. It was very old. Kino’s grandfather had brought it from Nayarit, and he had given it to Kino’s father, and so it had come to Kino. It was at once property and source of food, for a man with a boat can guarantee a woman that she will eat something. It is the bulwark against starvation” (page 19). I. the traditions of ancestors II. the pride of ownership III. the means to provide food (A) I only (B) II only (C) III only (D) I and II only (E) I, II, and III
Events – 40 Points All of the following details support Kino’s suspicion of the devious, greedy nature of the doctor EXCEPT… (A)“he could not take his eyes from the doctor’s open bag” (B)“‘When I have sold my pearl I will pay you’” (C)“The doctor looked surprised. ‘I had not heard of it [the pearl].’” (D)“‘Perhaps you would like me to put it in my safe?’” (E)“He knew the pearl would be buried in the house, and he thought Kino might look toward the place where it was buried.”
Events – 50 Points In the last paragraph of Chapter 1, Kino’s bloody split knuckles symbolize (A)the uncivilized nature of his people (B)the foolishness of hitting a big gate (C) his impotence in getting help from the doctor (D)his likeness to an animal, as the doctor suggested (E)the evil in his heart and mind
Vocabulary – 10 Points Read the following excerpt below: “The news came early to the beggars in front of the church, and it made them giggle a little with pleasure, for they knew that there is no alms giver in the world like a poor man who is suddenly lucky.” Based on the definition of the underlined word, why is there “no alms giver in the world like a poor man suddenly lucky?” a.Because Kino can relate to poor people, so he will give his riches to the poor. b.Because Kino can relate to poor people, so he will not give his riches to the poor. c.Because Kino will spend all his money, so he won’t stay rich for long.
Vocabulary – 20 Points Read the excerpt below: “And they knew the doctor. They knew his ignorance, his cruelty, his avarice, his appetites, his sins. They knew his clumsy abortions and the little brown pennies he gave sparingly for alms.” In the sentence above, avarice most likely means: a. Selfish b. Greed c. Egocentric
Vocabulary – 30 Points Which of the following describes the Priest’s character? a.Materialistic b.Undulating c.Indigent
Vocabulary – 40 Points Read the excerpt below. “In his mind a new song had come, the song of Evil, the music of the enemy, of any foe of the family, a savage, secret, dangerous melody, and underneath, the Song of the Family cried plaintively. The scorpion moved delicately down the rope toward the box.” In the sentence above, plaintively most likely means: a.Suffering b.Elated c.Blissful d.Ecstatic
Vocabulary – 50 Points Read the excerpt below. “They knew his clumsy abortions and the little brown pennies he gave sparingly for alms. They had seen his corpses go into the church. And, since early Mass was over and business was slow, they followed the procession, these endless searchers after perfect knowledge of their fellow men, to see what the fat lazy doctor would do about an indigent baby with a scorpion bite.” In the sentence above, indigent most likely means: a.Impoverished b.Affluent c.ill d.Fortunate
Miscellaneous – 10 Points What type of conflict describes Kino’s relationship with the Scorpion?
Miscellaneous – 20 Points Read the following excerpt from Chapter 1: “Kino heard the creak of the rope when Juana took Coyotito out of his hanging box and cleaned him and hammocked him in her shawl in a loop that placed him close to her breast. Kino could see these things without looking at them. Juana sang softly an ancient song that had only three notes and yet endless variety of interval. And this was part of the family song too. It was all part. Sometimes it rose to an aching chord that caught the throat, saying this is safety, this is warmth, this is the whole” (pg 4). With this description, the author created a feeling of______. a.Rage b.Happiness c.Satisfaction d.Mystery
Miscellaneous – 30 Points From the paragraph that begins “After a moment the big gate” through the end of Chapter 1, the attitude of the doctor’s servant, who is one of Kino’s race, shifts from “Kino said, ‘He requires the skill of the healer…the gate closed a little, and the servant refused to speak in the old language. ‘A little moment,’ he said. ‘I go to inform myself.’…At the gate the servant opened the door a trifle and looked out at the waiting people. And this time he spoke in the old language…’The doctor has gone out,’ he said. He was called to a serious case. And he (the servant) quickly closed the gate in shame” (pg 15). (A)peaceful to angry (B)suspicious to trusting (C) kind to surly (D) hopeful to despondent (E) superior to ashamed
Miscellaneous – 40 Points In the paragraph beginning “Now Kino’s people had sung,” the motif of the songs is used to do all of the following EXCEPT… “Now, Kino’s people had sung of everything that happened and existed. They had mad songs to the fishes, to the sea in anger and to the sea in calm, to the light and the dark and the sun and the moon, and the songs were all in Kino and in his people-every song that had ever been made, even the ones forgotten” (page 22). (A)underscore the oral traditions of the natives (B)provide insight into changing thoughts and emotions of the characters (C)indicate shifts in tone and mood (D) serve as a way to unite the natives and the townspeople (E)reflect the Indians’ closeness to nature
Miscellaneous – 50 Points What are the songs’ purposes throughout the novel AND why are there no new songs being added?
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