Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old is the man Reina's daughter intends to marry?
2. Where are Ignacio and Blanca hoping to send the animal they are searching for?
3. What does Reina Aguero do for a living?
4. What animal are Ignacio and Blanca searching for in the swamp?
5. What is the name of Reina's daughter?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why doesn't Reina want to work in Constancia's new factory?
2. Why does Constancia travel door-to-door after Herberto goes missing?
3. What injuries does Reina sustain when she is hit by lightning?
4. Why does Reina visit La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre?
5. When does Constancia realize that her father, Ignacio, is lying to her about her mother's death?
6. How is Reina Aguero described by her fellow electricians?
7. What attracts Ignacio to Blanca when they first meet in school?
8. While working on an old car, what does Reina overhear about the exiles in Cuba?
9. What answers does Ignacio finally give to the readers as to his motivations in killing Blanca and lying to his daughters?
10. What happens when Ignacio and Blanca stop searching the swamp and decide to take a rest?
There are many theories in the novel as to why Ignacio decided to kill his wife, Blanca. Explain what the various theories about his motivations in the swamp were, and support each theory with the evidence given as to Ignacio's time in the Zapatos Swamp on the fateful night in which Blanca died.
The mystery surrounding Reina's true father is one of the greatest mysteries in the novel. Explain why Reina does not believe Ignacio is her natural birth father, and what evidence shows up during the course of the novel to support or discount her claims. Then explain what conclusion Reina finally comes to about her patronage at the end of the novel, and why.
Both Ignacio and Blanca are heavily influenced in their lives by the power of beauty around them. Explain what naturalism means to Ignacio and Blanca, and then explain how the quest for beautiful biology affected their relationship and the way they interacted with the world around them.
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