The Pearl-chapters 1&2

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The Pearl-chapters 1&2 - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these does not happen in the first chapter?

    • A.

      Kino and Juana wake up and prepare for the day.

    • B.

      The neighbors walked into town with Kino and Juana.

    • C.

      The scorpion strikes Coyotito.

    • D.

      The doctor treats Coyotito's wound.

    Correct Answer
    D. The doctor treats Coyotito's wound.
    Explanation
    In the first chapter of the story, Kino and Juana wake up and prepare for the day. The neighbors also walk into town with them. The scorpion strikes Coyotito, which leads to a significant event in the plot. However, the doctor does not treat Coyotito's wound in the first chapter. This event occurs later in the story.

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  • 2. 

    Why did the townspeople follow Kino?

    • A.

      They were angry at his family.

    • B.

      They were curious.

    • C.

      They wanted to protect their homes.

    • D.

      They were afraid of the scorpion.

    Correct Answer
    B. They were curious.
    Explanation
    The townspeople followed Kino because they were curious. This suggests that they were interested in knowing more about Kino and his family, possibly due to some recent event or rumor. Curiosity can be a strong motivator for people to seek information and satisfy their desire to understand the unknown.

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  • 3. 

    Why did the doctor refuse to treat Coyotito?

    • A.

      He thought of the Indians as animals.

    • B.

      He didn't have the proper equipment.

    • C.

      He had too many other patients to treat.

    • D.

      He was ill himself.

    Correct Answer
    A. He thought of the Indians as animals.
    Explanation
    The doctor refused to treat Coyotito because he thought of the Indians as animals. This implies that the doctor held a racist and discriminatory view towards the indigenous people, considering them to be inferior and unworthy of medical care. This prejudice led him to deny treatment to Coyotito solely based on his ethnicity.

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  • 4. 

    How would you describe the doctor?

    • A.

      Kind and considerate.

    • B.

      Stupid and lazy.

    • C.

      Materialistic and cold-hearted.

    • D.

      Intelligent and energetic.

    Correct Answer
    C. Materialistic and cold-hearted.
  • 5. 

    Which of these is one of the conflicts in the story so far?

    • A.

      Man vs. religion

    • B.

      Heredity vs. environment

    • C.

      Nature vs. society

    • D.

      Man vs. nature

    Correct Answer
    D. Man vs. nature
    Explanation
    The conflict in the story so far is between man and nature. This conflict suggests that the protagonist is facing challenges and obstacles presented by the natural world. It implies that the protagonist is struggling to survive or overcome the forces of nature, which creates tension and drives the plot forward.

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  • 6. 

    What is the Song of the Family about?

    • A.

      A chronological history of Kino's family

    • B.

      Peaceful existence and family harmony

    • C.

      Family tragedy

    • D.

      Kino and Juana's wedding song

    Correct Answer
    B. Peaceful existence and family harmony
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Peaceful existence and family harmony." This suggests that the Song of the Family is about the peaceful and harmonious life that Kino's family enjoys. It implies that the song represents the unity and contentment within the family, highlighting their harmonious relationships and a sense of tranquility in their existence.

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  • 7. 

    What first brought the Song of Evil to Kino's mind?

    • A.

      Kino and Juana have a fight.

    • B.

      A terrible storm damages the town.

    • C.

      The scorpion strikes the baby.

    • D.

      Kino's brother is injured.

    Correct Answer
    C. The scorpion strikes the baby.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The scorpion strikes the baby." In John Steinbeck's novel "The Pearl," Kino's mind is first filled with the Song of Evil when the scorpion stings his baby. This event sets off a chain of events that leads Kino to find a valuable pearl and ultimately brings destruction and tragedy to his life. The scorpion's attack on the baby represents the beginning of the evil forces that will plague Kino and his family throughout the story.

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  • 8. 

    What theme is evident in the first section about life in the Gulf waters?

    • A.

      Man's inhumanity to man

    • B.

      The destruction of the environment

    • C.

      Woman's role as caretaker

    • D.

      The survival of the fittest

    Correct Answer
    D. The survival of the fittest
    Explanation
    The theme evident in the first section about life in the Gulf waters is the survival of the fittest. This suggests that the section discusses how only the strongest and most adaptable organisms are able to thrive and survive in the harsh conditions of the Gulf waters.

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  • 9. 

    The canoe is a symbol of____

    • A.

      The continuance of the family

    • B.

      Great wealth

    • C.

      Freedom

    • D.

      Man's desire to explore

    Correct Answer
    A. The continuance of the family
    Explanation
    The canoe is a symbol of the continuance of the family because it represents unity, teamwork, and the passing down of traditions from one generation to another. Just as a canoe requires everyone to work together in order to move forward, a family also relies on cooperation and support to thrive and progress. The canoe symbolizes the importance of family bonds and the legacy that is carried on through generations.

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  • 10. 

    What is the main event of chapter 2?

    • A.

      Coyotito begins to heal.

    • B.

      Kino and Juana find the pearl.

    • C.

      Juan Tomas fights with Kino.

    • D.

      The scorpion scares the townspeople.

    Correct Answer
    B. Kino and Juana find the pearl.
    Explanation
    In chapter 2, the main event is when Kino and Juana find the pearl. This event sets the stage for the rest of the story, as the pearl becomes a symbol of hope and opportunity for Kino and his family. It also introduces the theme of greed and the destructive power it can have on individuals and communities. The discovery of the pearl marks a turning point in Kino's life and sets off a chain of events that will ultimately lead to tragedy.

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  • 11. 

    Everything goes well on the water. This is symbolic of____

    • A.

      The value of tradition

    • B.

      Trust in God

    • C.

      Man's need to work hard

    • D.

      Happiness and good in nature

    Correct Answer
    D. Happiness and good in nature
    Explanation
    The statement "Everything goes well on the water" implies a sense of harmony and tranquility. This can be seen as symbolic of happiness and goodness in nature, as water is often associated with these positive attributes. Water is essential for life and often brings joy and a sense of peace. Therefore, the correct answer is happiness and good in nature.

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  • 12. 

    What is the new Song?

    • A.

      The Pearl That Might Be

    • B.

      The Rescue of Coyotito

    • C.

      The Luck of Kino and Juana

    • D.

      The Loveliness of Nature

    Correct Answer
    A. The Pearl That Might Be
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