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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Reina realizes that she is pregnant, what animal does she compare the fetus to?
2. How old is the young boy who dies from eating spoiled meat after the stampede?
3. What does Evaristo Leal deliver to Constancia a few days after Gonzalo's funeral?
4. What does Reina claim their mother kept hidden in a pouch around her neck?
5. Which adjective does Ignacio use to describe the small animal flying around Blanca when he took aim at it?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
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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