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Tomás Rivera

And The Earth Did Not Devour Him

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1971

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Multiple Choice

1. Based on the content in the chapter entitled “A Prayer,” what can be inferred about the narrator’s son?

A) That he was arrested for drug trafficking

B) That he died during World War II

C) That he is currently serving in Korea

D) That he is attempting to cross the border into the US

2. In the chapter “It’s That It Hurts,” why does the speaker have concerns about attending school?

A) Inflated sense of self-worth

B) Fear of failing his classes

C) Concern about contributing to his household’s income

D) Shame related to treatment by his peers

3. What is the general attitude throughout the novel of Mexicans pursuing formalized education?

A) That it is the only way to advance in America

B) That, while important, there are a multitude of structural barriers

C) That it will lead to assimilation

D) That it is a costly and disadvantageous route to pursue

4. Based on the speaker’s description of his living situation with Don Laíto and Doña Bone, what can be inferred about the couple’s financial security?

A) Expendable wealth

B) Generosity with limited means

C) Frugal and ritualistic

D) Fervent stock traders

5. Which of the following words best describes the narration style throughout the novel?