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The Pearl - Chapter 2 Questions
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What is the one thing of value that Kino owns?
Why is this possession so important to him?
Because a man with a canoe can feed and provide for his family. He can guarantee that they will not go hungry.
For what does Juana pray while Kino dives for pearls?
She prays that they will find a pearl with which to pay the doctor to treat/ cure Coyotito.
Describe how a pearl is formed.
A piece of sand gets into an oyster and the oyster covers that sand with smooth cement. The flesh of the oyster continues to coat that foreign body until it falls out or the oyster is destroyed.
List Kino's equipment used when diving for pearls.
He has a rock, basket, two ropes, and a knife.
Which song remains hidden in the back of Kino's mind all the time?
The song of the family.
Why does Juana pretend to look away and not be excited about finding the great pearl?
She doesn't want God or the gods to take away their luck. She is very superstitious. She doesn't want anyone to know how much she wants it for fear that they will try to take it away.
Describe the Great pearl.
Large as a sea gull's egg, perfect as the moon. Captured the light and refined it and gave it back in silver incandescence.
What name is given to the pearl?
The Pearl of the World
How does Kino react to finding the great pearl?
He yells out for all who are near to hear.
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