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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does a satera do for a living?
2. How do the men at the yacht club respond to Reina's presence there?
3. Why does Reina love her new restoring job?
4. As a child, how does Reina feel about her father, Ignacio?
5. How does Constancia travel from Miami to Cuba?
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Both Aguero sisters, Reina and Constancia, set out to start a new life for themselves in Miami. Compare/contrast the ways that each sister hopes to leave Cuba behind and start fresh in Florida. How do each of these sisters set out to start new lives away from the heavy history of their parents?
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