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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How is Constancio's uncle, Damaso, paralyzed?
2. In what class does Ignacio meet Blanca for the first time?
3. What does Blanca demand Ignacio give her after she finds out she is pregnant?
4. What is the name of Constancia's new business?
5. How does Reina feel about Constancia's cosmetics business?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The bone that Blanca wore around her neck when Reina was a small child is of particular importance to her. Explain the way that Blanca wore the bone and what impact it had on Reina as a child. Then, explain what happened to the bone after Blanca died, and how it was eventually returned to its rightful owner.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
This section contains 282 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)