How would you explain ‘make of’ in the context?
They discuss The Boy’s Future: P. T. says the Preparatoria in September, but Mother says no, he can’t get in there. It’s supposed to be difficult, with Latin, physics, and things of that kind. What will they make of a boy who has only attended the school of Jules Verne and the Three Musketeers for five years? Her idea is a little school organized by nuns, but P. T. Cash says she is a dreamer, the Revolution did away with those when the priests fled Mexico. If they know what’s good for them, he said, those schoolteacher nuns got married. Mother insists she saw a school on Avenida Puig south of here. But Preparatoria is free, and a católica school would cost money, if one could be found. We will see who wins: Mr. Produce the Cash or Miss No Cash Whatever.
How would you explain ‘make of’ in ‘What will they make of a boy…’?
By the way, what does ‘they’ refer to in the same sentence? The school or the examinations?