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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of Abelardo's family members does Dulce steal money and jewelry from?
2. What unusual food item does Bengt feed Dulce in his hotel room?
3. How many wives has Gonzalo Cruz had?
4. As an adult, where does Reina deposit her father's shotgun?
5. What does the bird drop on the crowds of people celebrating in the streets of Cuba?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why doesn't Reina want to work in Constancia's new factory?
2. Why does Silvestre arrive in Miami?
3. How does Ignacio's father die?
4. What happens when Ignacio and Blanca stop searching the swamp and decide to take a rest?
5. How does Blanca's mother die?
6. How does Reina work her way into the expensive yacht club?
7. Why does the marriage between Dulce and Abelardo eventually fall apart?
8. How does Ignacio react after his wife dies in the swamp?
9. How does Reina adjust to living with Constancia?
10. What does Ignacio remember about the moments right after his wife was shot?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
After their mother's death, Constancia and Reina grew apart from one another as both had different views of their mother. Compare/contrast the childhood of each of the sisters and explain what factors led to the two sisters having a strained and distant relationship into their adulthood.
Essay Topic 2
Constancia was married twice in her life to two brothers, Gonzalo and Herberto. Each of these relationships left a huge mark on Constancia's life. Compare/contrast the two marriages Constancia was in and then describe why she decided to leave each man. Is Constancia's life better or worse when she is living alone?
Essay Topic 3
Ignacio is presented in the novel as a man who takes advantage of others in order to further his own career. Explain how Ignacio charmed his way into a luxurious life, and ultimately, what the effects of a swindler's life had on his existence.
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