The Pearl By John Steinbeck

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Where is The Pearl set?

Mexico

What stings Coyotito?

A scorpion

With what does Kino offer to pay the doctor?

Eight small pearls

How does Kino react when the doctor snubs him?

He strikes the front gate with his fists, bloodying his knuckles

What does Juana use as a poultice for Coyotito's wound?

Seaweed

How did Kino acquire his canoe?

He inherited it

For what does Juana pray when she is in the canoe?

A big pearl

What is on the list of things Kino plans to buy with his newfound wealth?

An education for Coyotito, A rifle, and A proper marriage in a church

How does the doctor treat Coyotito's scorpion wound?

With a capsule filled with powder

Where does Kino hide the pearl during the night?

Beneath his sleeping mat

What is the name of the town where Kino first attempts to sell his pearl?

La Paz

What is the first pearl dealer's nervous habit?

He manipulates a coin in his hands

What is the best offer Kino gets for his pearl?

os1,500 pes

What reason does the dealer give for not liking Kino's pearl?

It is too large

How does Kino decide to make money when he realizes that the local pearl dealers are lowballing him?

By traveling to the capital to sell his pearl

What does Juana propose to do with the pearl?

Throw it back into the sea

How does Kino react when Juana attempts to steal the pearl from him?

He punches her in the head and then kicks her

Why must Kino and his family flee from their neighborhood?

Because Kino kills a man

Where do Kino and Juana first take refuge after their house burns down?

At Juan Tomás's house

Where do Kino and Juana flee to escape the trackers?

Up the mountain

What does Kino do to conceal himself from the trackers?

He strips naked

For what do the trackers mistake Coyotito's cry?

A coyote's cry

How does Kino rid himself of the trackers?

He kills them

How does Coyotito die?

He is shot

What does Kino do with the pearl at the novella's end?

He throws it back into the sea

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