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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where around Blanca's body is the animal that Ignacio aimed at flying?
2. How does Reina help Constancia with the factory she hopes to open?
3. What is the name of Constancia's new business?
4. How is Constancio's uncle, Damaso, paralyzed?
5. How long does Ignacio plan for his wife's death?
Essay Topic 1
Money seems to be the one driving force in Dulce Aguero's life. Explain what Dulce's life was like while she was living in Cuba and why the prostitution jobs she took seemed necessary. Then, explain how Dulce's quest for financial stability affected the romantic relationships in her life.
Essay Topic 2
Family history haunting you is one of the strongest themes in the novel, and is perhaps best exemplified by the relationship between Silvestre and his father, Gonzalo. Explain the relationship Silvestre had with his father and how the acts that took place on Gonzalo's deathbed symbolize Silvestre's fear of family history.
Essay Topic 3
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.
This section contains 1,212 words
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