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(1) Who is the author of The Pearl?
A) Shakespeare c) Steinbeck b) Sophocles c) Stevens
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(2) What was Kino's occupation in the village of La Paz? A) pearl seller b) canoe maker c) Pearl diver d) priest (3) What is the setting of the first chapter? A) 1800s b) Morning c) in the house d) all of the above (4) Traditionally, everything Kino and his people saw, thought, or heard became a [what] in their minds. A) Song b) Story c) Poem d) Rhyme (5) Juana's movements in the morning -- her caring for Coyotito -- all became [which song]. A) Song of the Enemy b) noise around Kino c) Song of Family d) annoying (6) What kind of house did Kino and the other villagers live in? A) Stone house b) Brush hut c) Plaster cave d) Hay hut (7) Which song accompanies the arrival of the scorpion? A) Song of the Unknown b) Song of the Family c) Song of the Enemy d) Song of the Scorpion (8) How did Coyotito initially react to the scorpion coming at him? A) Screamed b) laughed c) Ignored it d) blew bubbles at it (9) What is the type of conflict presented when the scorpion stings Coyotito? A) Internal, Man Vs Nature b) External, Man vs Nature c) Internal Man vs Man d) External Man vs Man (10) What was the general agreement about the doctor among the neighbors and beggars? A) He was a generous man b) He would come quickly c) He was a handsome man d) He would never come to their house (11) Steinbeck presents the town beggars as [what kind of people]. A) Nosey and judgment people b) generous and kind c) helpful to everyone d) friendly to new people (12) What kind of mental picture of the doctor do we get from the beggars? A) skinny, hardworking, honest b) generous, kind, helpful c) Fat, lazy, dishonest d) intelligent, insightful, influential (13) According to the narrator, the doctor treated Kino and his race like [what]. A) sons and daughters b) his betters c) children d) animals
The Pearl TEST Do Not Write on this Exam (14) Why did the author choose to give the image of Kino and Juana’s “black shadows” on the “white wall” outside the doctor’s house? A) to create a sad mood b) to show that they were different from the doctor.in self-protection the flesh coated the grain with a layer of smooth cement.” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (18) “And the yellow sun threw their black shadows ahead of them. A) a story to tell b) food c) fun d) a place to sleep (22) What did Juana use as a poultice on the swollen arm of Coyotito? A) crushed pearls b) prayers c) oyster juice d) seaweed (23) What does Juana pray Kino will find and why? A) a new canoe to pearl fish b) a new house because theirs is too small c) a pearl to pay for the doctor d) a new priest for their wedding (24) What does the line refer to '.” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (19)”…until at last there came to view eight small misshapen seed pearls. c) to give the setting d) to symbolize the doctor’s caring personality. (15) What did Kino do to the doctor's gate? A) spat upon it b) punched it with fist c) kick it d) knocked gently until he got an answer Directions: Match the following literary term with its example from the chapter: (16) “Her dark eyes made little reflected stars.” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (17) “She looked up at him.…” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification Chapter 2 (20) What was the one thing of value that Kino owned and was an important element in his family's existence? A) his grandfather’s canoe b) the pearl c) his father’s blanket d) his home (21) The canoe was important because it would guarantee that the family would have [what]... as ugly as little ulcers.' A) The making of a pearl b) the destruction of a pearl c) the making of a clam d) the destruction of a clam 2 . her eyes as cold as the eyes of a lioness.
Kino hears [what song] in his head. A) Song of the Pearl that Might Be b) Song of the Canoe c) Song of the Oyster d) Song of the Undersea (29) How big is the pearl? The size of a… A) sea-gull’s egg b) grape c) orange d) regular sized pearl (30) What does Kino do when he finds The Pearl of the World? A) howls at the top of his lungs b) laughs and jumps up and down c) sings his favorite song d) cries about his misfortune (31) After Kino finds the giant pearl what happened to Coyotito? A) the swelling goes out of his shoulder b) he cries in pain c) the swelling gets worse d) he laughs at the pearl Directions: Match the following literary term with its example from the chapter: (32) “for the minds of the people are as unsubstantial as the Gulf.” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (34) “The water was oily smooth” a) simile c) alliteration (35)”…Kino saw a ghostly gleam” a) simile c) alliteration b) metaphor c) personification b) hyperbole c) personification Chapter 3 (36) What news ran through the town even before Kino and his family returned from pearl diving? A) Kino yelled at the doctor b) Juana was pregnant with another child c) Kino had found the Pearl of the World d) Kino had purchased a new canoe 3 .The Pearl TEST (25) Why does Kino dive holding a rock? A) he wants to die c) he can’t swim very well Do Not Write on this Exam b) so he can stay at the bottom of the ocean d) so he can use it to break open the shells (26) How long could Kino hold his breath under water without strain? A) five minutes b) one hour c) thirty seconds d) two minutes (27) What sometimes drives the luck away? A) wanting something too little c) wanting something too much b) saying the wrong prayers d) not paying the priest for masses (28) As he explores the oyster bed for oysters.” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (33) “[The canoe] floated lightly and trembled on the breaking waves.
A) the capital b) school c) church d) work (42) Which of these adjectives best describes the priest? A) judgmental b) friendly c) sad d) manipulative (43) Why does the doctor say he has come? A) to discuss Paris b) to take the pearl c) to ask for money d) to take care of Coyotito (44) Kino takes a chance on the doctor because of his [what]. Kino sees that they will all be able to wear [what]. accompanied by the music of the pearl. A) six b) two c) three d) one (39) In his dream. what is probably causing Coyotito to become violently ill? A) the scorpion sting b) the poison that the doctor gave him c) Juana’s seaweed d) the pearl 4 . A) new canoe b) house c) a book d) a rifle (41) In another phase of the dream. Kino sees Coyotito well dressed and going to [what]. A) he is poorer than them b) he spends less money even though he is rich c) he buys what he needs d) he spends money in a way that the villagers never would (47) Why does the author give us the image of Kino looking away from the puppy? A) to show that his character is changing b) the puppy symbolizes the pearl c) to make the reader feel sorry for the puppy d) to represent Juana’s feelings (48) In reality. [who] all of a sudden takes an interest in the health of Kino's baby? A) the priest b) the doctor c) their neighbors d) Apolonia (38) There was actually only [how many] pearl buyers in the town. A) faith in the doctor b) ignorance c) faith in God d) desire to please Juana (45) What does the doctor give the baby to 'cure' him? A) seaweed b) a white powder in a capsule c) some juice d) some gel (46) What does the doctor's food say about his life style compared to the villagers. Kino realized he could now buy a new harpoon and more importantly a [what].The Pearl TEST Do Not Write on this Exam (37) After the discovery of the pearl. A) fine clothes b) straw hats c) gold jewelry d) vintage blankets (40) In his wildest dream.
[From their lack of education]” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (59)”…then his head crashed with lightening and exploded with pain. especially [these] men with black velvet trays. in their hut? A) a party next door b) scratching in the dirt floor c) the doctor’s cries d) the baby’s cries (54) Juana warns Kino that the pearl will do [what]. A) gives it to the doctor b)gives it to the church c) sells it d) gives it to his brother Directions: Match the following literary term with its example from the chapter: (56) “A town is a thing like a colonial animal. A) The pearl buyers b) the shopkeepers c) the beggars d) The Priests 5 . A) bring them joy b) turn to paste c) destroy their lives d) get stolen (55) Kino tells Juana the evil brought by the pearl will go away when he does [this].The Pearl TEST Do Not Write on this Exam (49) As the doctor closes his bag. after taking credit for saving Coyotito's life.” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (58) “He was trapped as his people were always trapped. what is his answer? A) Juana b) God c) everyone d) the doctor (53) What sound do Kino and Juana hear in the night. what does he ask? A) if he can see Coyotito for free b) if he can have the pearl c) when can you pay me? d) if he can see the pearl (50) How does the doctor act when he hears about Kino's pearl.” a) simile b) metaphor c) hyperbole c) personification (57) “And the town swelled and puffed with the pressure of [the news of the pearl]. A) like he doesn’t care b) surprised c) happy for Kino d) angry (51) Why does the doctor watch Kino's eyes? A) to see if he is ill b) because he likes him c) to see if he is lying d) to see if he betrays the location of the pearl (52) When Juana asks Kino who he fears.” a) simile b) hyperbole c) alliteration c) personification Chapter 4 (60) Everybody knew in the morning that Kino was going to sell the pearl.
” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (70) “His door stood open to the morning…” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (71)”…this pearl is like fool’s gold. It is too large.The Pearl TEST Do Not Write on this Exam (61) The sale day of the pearl was only comparable to what other day in Kino's life? A) his wedding day b) the day he received his canoe c) his graduation day d) the birth of Coyotito (62) What warning does Juan Tomas give to Kino? A) Be careful to not get cheated b) Be careful to not get the pearl stolen c) Be careful to keep the pearl close d) Be careful when walking to town to sell the pearl (63) Why does the pearl buyer only offer 1000 pesos? A) The pearl was fake b) The pearl was too big c) Both A & B d) None of the above (64) What did the pearl buyers remove the smaller pearls? A) to get them out of the way b) to make room to look at Kino’s pearl c) So Kino wouldn’t try to buy them d) So Kino’s pearl wouldn’t look as great (65) How do the villagers react to Kino turning down the money for the pearl? A) The disagree with his decision b) They agree with his decision c) Some agree and disagree with his decision d) They don’t care (66) What happens to Kino as he steps out into the night air from his hut? A) He gets jumped b) he gets ill from the dank air c) Juana kisses him d) he sees the doctor again (67) What is the tone at the end of Chapter 4? A) Tense b) calm c) hopeful c) neutral Directions: Match the following literary term with its example from the chapter: (68) “For Kino was a well-liked man. it would be a shame if the pearl destroyed him” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (69) “…each man and woman is like a soldier sent by God to guard some part of the …universe.” a) simile b) hyperbole c) alliteration c) personification Chapter 5 (72) Why does Kino chase Juana to the beach when he awakens? A) they are playing tag b) she forgot the baby c) she is going to throw away the pearl d) she didn’t make breakfast 6 .
she realizes [what].” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (79) “…her skirt floated about and clung to her legs as the water receded. and the rifle. A) their old life is gone. (76) What do Juana and Juan Tomas have in common? A) They hate Kino b) They want to keep the pearl for themselves c) They want Kino to keep the pearl d) They want Kino to get rid of the pearl (77) How did Juan Tomas appease the curiosity of the neighbors? A) he tells them different stories about Kino b) he ignored them until nightfall c) he told them where Kino was hiding d) he beat his wife in front of them Directions: Match the following literary term with its example from the chapter: (78) “He hissed at her like a snake. Coyotito going to school. c) They should trust the pearl buyers d) that Kino is now poor. A) the pearl b) the horse c) the cigarette d) rifle 7 .” a) simile b) hyperbole c) alliteration c) personification (80) “…and the pearl…. Kino notices a gleam of light from [what] he desires most. they must leave b) they need to stay and fight c) they need the doctor d) he is going to die (75) What does the destruction of Kino’s boat symbolize? A) Their old way of life is gone b) Kino is no longer going to peal dive. carried by one of the trackers. Kino still sees a vision of their wedding. but now the Song of the Family is mixed with [what]? A) The Song of Evil b) The Song of the Hunter c) The Song of the Baby d) The Song of the Doctor (84) Ironically.lay winking in the pathway” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (81)”…it is the pearl…there is a devil in this pearl!” a) simile b) hyperbole c) alliteration c) personification Chapter 6 (82) Why was Kino happy about the sand being blown against his ankles? A) it scratched an itch b) it soothes him mind c) it would cover their tracks d) it looked like snow (83) As they pause in their escape.The Pearl TEST Do Not Write on this Exam (73) How does Kino stop Juana from running away from him? A) he ties her up b) he asks her to stay with him c) he threatened Coyotito d) he attacks and beats her (74) When Juana sees what Kino has done in self-defense.
A) to their canoe b) to the doctor’s house c) to the beach d) to the cemetery (93) What did Kino do with the pearl.” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification 8 . A) their cigarettes b) his white clothes c) glimmers from the pearl d) his dark skin (88) Why did the tracker shoot into the hills? A) to scare Kino b) to win a bet with his friend c) to kill a puma d) to silence what he believes to be the cries of a coyote (89) After Kino kills the last tracker the narrator says that Kino heard [what] from the cave. A) the cries of his ancestors b) Juana laughing c) the cry of death d) Coyotito crying (90) What does everyone remember in the town of La Paz? A) The day Juana and Kino came back b) the day the doctor came to the brush houses c) the day the houses burned d) the day Juana and Kino left the town (91) What was Juana carrying wrapped in her shawl when they returned to the village of La Paz? A) the pearl b) the rifle c) food and water d) Coyotito’s body (92) Kino and Juana walked by all the people waiting in the village and went directly [where].The Pearl TEST Do Not Write on this Exam (85) How does Juana feel about Kino going it alone? A) she is completely against it b) it was her idea! c) she completely agrees d) she doesn’t know what she thinks (86) Kino finds [what] in the hills to hide Juana and Coyotito. A) a house b) the pool of water c) a large tree d) a cave (87) Juana fears the trackers will see Kino in the night because of [these]. at the end of the story? A) sold it for 1000 pesos b) threw it in the ocean c) gave it to the church d) gave it to his brother Directions: Match the following literary term with its example from the chapter: (94) “The sky was brushed clean by the wind…” a) simile b) metaphor c) alliteration c) personification (95) “She sat as quiet as a stone…” a) simile b) hyperbole c) alliteration c) personification (96) “[Kino] listened again. and animal light in his eyes.
The Pearl TEST Do Not Write on this Exam (97)”The trackers whined a little. it was gray. like excited dogs on a …trail” a) simile b) hyperbole c) alliteration c) personification (98)”And Kino ran for the high place.” a) simile b) hyperbole c) alliteration c) personification 9 .” a) simile b) hyperbole c) alliteration c) personification (100)”And the pearl was ugly. but it was enough to keep the pool full. as nearly all animals do when they are pursued” a) simile b) hyperbole c) alliteration c) personification (99)”Only a pencil of water fell into the pool. like a malignant growth.
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