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Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
How do the pearl buyers react to Kino’s pearl?
  1. They offer him a high price
  2. They say it is worthless
  3. They try to steal it
  4. They refuse to buy it
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What does Kino do with the pearl in the morning?
  1. He buries it in the ground
  2. He takes it to the pearl buyers
  3. He throws it back into the sea
  4. He hides it in his house
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What does Kino decide to do with the pearl at the end of Chapter 2?
  1. Sell it in the village
  2. Sell it in the city
  3. Keep it as a family heirloom
  4. Throw it back into the sea
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What does the doctor do when he visits Kino’s house?
  1. He treats Coyotito
  2. He tries to buy the pearl
  3. He warns Kino about the dangers of wealth
  4. He congratulates Kino on his find
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What does Kino fear the most in Chapter 4?
  1. Losing the pearl
  2. The pearl buyers
  3. The destruction of his house
  4. The safety of his family
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
Who visits Kino after he finds the pearl?
  1. The doctor
  2. The priest
  3. The pearl buyers
  4. Both A and B
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What does Kino see in the pearl at the end of Chapter 4?
  1. Visions of a better future
  2. His own reflection
  3. The face of Coyotito
  4. Images of his attackers
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
Who is the protagonist of the story?
  1. Juana
  2. Coyotito
  3. Kino
  4. The doctor
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What does Juana think of the pearl?
  1. She sees it as a blessing
  2. She is afraid it will bring misfortune
  3. She wants to sell it immediately
  4. She doesn’t have an opinion
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What does Kino do with the pearl after he is attacked?
  1. He decides to sell it in the city
  2. He decides to throw it back into the sea
  3. He decides to hide it
  4. He decides to give it to the church
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What is the name of the village where the story is set?
  1. La Paz
  2. Mexico City
  3. Guadalajara
  4. Tijuana
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What does Kino hope to do with the wealth from the pearl?
  1. Buy a new boat
  2. Move to the city
  3. Educate Coyotito
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What is the pearl referred to as?
  1. The Pearl of the World
  2. The Pearl of La Paz
  3. The Pearl of Mexico
  4. The Pearl of Kino
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What happens to Kino after he finds Juana with the pearl?
  1. He is attacked again
  2. He is followed by the pearl buyers
  3. He is congratulated by the villagers
  4. He is visited by the doctor
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What does Kino see in the pearl when he looks at it?
  1. His own reflection
  2. Visions of a better future
  3. The face of Coyotito
  4. The bottom of the sea
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What significant event happens shortly after Juana prays?
  1. Kino finds a pearl
  2. The doctor agrees to treat Coyotito
  3. Coyotito recovers from the scorpion sting
  4. Kino decides to confront the doctor
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
How does Kino react when he finds Juana with the pearl?
  1. He is angry and hits her
  2. He is happy and thanks her
  3. He is worried and takes the pearl from her
  4. He is indifferent and lets her keep the pearl
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What does Kino hope the pearl will bring for his family at the end of Chapter 4?
  1. Wealth and prosperity
  2. A cure for Coyotito
  3. A better house
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What does Juana do after the doctor refuses to help?
  1. She argues with the doctor
  2. She prays for a miracle
  3. She decides to treat Coyotito herself
  4. She leaves the village to find another doctor
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
How does Kino feel at the end of Chapter 2?
  1. Happy and hopeful
  2. Worried and fearful
  3. Angry and frustrated
  4. Confused and uncertain
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