The Pearl By John Steinbeck

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The Pearl By John Steinbeck - Quiz

This is a quiz over the book "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What kind of animal harms Coyotito?

    • A.

      Coyote

    • B.

      Dog

    • C.

      Scorpion

    • D.

      Crab

    Correct Answer
    C. Scorpion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Scorpion. This is because scorpions are known for their venomous sting, which can be harmful and even deadly to small animals like Coyotito. Scorpions have a long, curved tail with a stinger at the end, and they use this stinger to inject venom into their prey. Therefore, it is likely that a scorpion harmed Coyotito.

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  • 2. 

    What is the name of Kino's brother?

    • A.

      Paco

    • B.

      Juan Tomás

    • C.

      Miguel Angel

    • D.

      Rodrigo

    Correct Answer
    B. Juan Tomás
    Explanation
    Juan Tomás is the correct answer because it is stated in the question that Kino has a brother, and out of the given options, Juan Tomás is the only name that could potentially be the name of Kino's brother.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following do NOT come to visit Kino after he has found the pearl?

    • A.

      Doctor

    • B.

      Priest

    • C.

      Townspeople

    • D.

      Dentist

    Correct Answer
    D. Dentist
    Explanation
    After Kino finds the pearl, the doctor, priest, and townspeople all come to visit him. However, there is no mention of a dentist visiting him. Therefore, the dentist is the one who does NOT come to visit Kino after he has found the pearl.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the town by which Kino lives?

    • A.

      La Paz

    • B.

      Mexico City

    • C.

      Puebla

    • D.

      Los Mochis

    Correct Answer
    A. La Paz
    Explanation
    Kino lives in the town of La Paz.

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  • 5. 

    What is the one item Kino owns and means a lot to him?

    • A.

      Bike

    • B.

      Canoe

    • C.

      Necklace

    • D.

      Wedding Ring

    Correct Answer
    B. Canoe
    Explanation
    In the novel "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck, Kino, the protagonist, lives in a fishing village and his livelihood depends on the sea. The canoe is the one item that Kino owns and means a lot to him. It symbolizes his connection to the sea and his ability to provide for his family. The canoe represents his independence, freedom, and his way of life. It is not just a possession but a crucial tool that enables Kino to navigate the waters and sustain his livelihood.

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  • 6. 

    Kino's hut is burned down.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Kino's hut is burned down" is true. This implies that Kino's hut has been destroyed by fire.

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  • 7. 

    Juana decides to leave Kino after he kills a man.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Juana does not leave Kino after he kills a man. In John Steinbeck's novel "The Pearl," Juana actually stays with Kino throughout the story, even after he kills a man in self-defense. She remains by his side, supporting him and trying to protect their family. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 8. 

    The Song of the Family represents happiness.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Song of the Family represents happiness because music has the power to evoke emotions and create a sense of joy and unity. In many cultures, music is often associated with celebrations, gatherings, and positive experiences. The song of a family can symbolize harmony, love, and togetherness, which are essential elements of happiness. Additionally, music has a profound impact on our mood and can uplift our spirits, making it a natural representation of happiness.

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  • 9. 

    With the money from the pearl, Kino plans to send Coyotito to school.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Kino plans to send Coyotito to school with the money from the pearl. This suggests that Kino values education and wants to provide his son with an opportunity for a better future. By investing in Coyotito's education, Kino hopes to break the cycle of poverty and give his son a chance to escape the limitations of their current circumstances.

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  • 10. 

    Kino is dead at the end of the story.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Kino is dead at the end of the story" is false. The question is asking whether Kino is dead or not by the end of the story. Since the answer is "False," it implies that Kino is not dead at the end of the story.

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