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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many chairs does Blanca collect and store in her bedroom?
2. Why is Evaristo so late in making his delivery to Constancia?
3. What does Constancia do with Herberto's body?
4. What does Reina claim their father stole from their mother in order to better his own life?
5. Which animal is Blanca's favorite animal to study in Cuba?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Deception plays a large role in the relationships Constancia has with the men in her life. Choose two men who have been a part of Constancia's life and describe how their relationship was defined by deception, citing examples from the text.
Essay Topic 2
For three generations, men have been impossibly attracted to the Aguero women - from Blanca to Reina to Dulce. Compare/contrast the way that each of these women used their attractiveness to better their own lives, and the relationships that each of these women had with the men who admired them.
Essay Topic 3
Reina's view of love and sexuality was very strange in romantic relationships. Choose two romantic relationships Reina was a part of and compare/contrast them. What roles does Reina play in the relationships, and to whom does she choose to show affection? How?
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