Anna in the Tropics Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following characters is a mother?

2. How do the factory workers respond to Juan's reading?

3. Who steps in to break up the clash?

4. What does Conchita know about her husband?

5. What does the ritual Conchita describes entail?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens as Chechy meets the new lector, Juan Julian?

2. How does Chechy feel about his behavior?

3. What do Conchita and Palomo debate about and what in the novel does she compare her husband's feelings about?

4. What information does Ofelia explain to Juan Julian about Chechy?

5. What are Chechy and Ofelia arguing about?

6. What is Chechy's suggestion to solve Palomo's problem?

7. How does Conchita describe the experience of making love with Juan Julian?

8. How is information from the book heard while Juan Julian and Conchita make love?

9. What information did the women have about the new lector?

10. What is bothering Ofelia and what does she say about it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the process of hand rolling cigars including how it developed through the history described by Juan Julian. Do you think the Spaniards were right? What changes do you think might have been different had they not overtaken the natives?

Essay Topic 2

What errors did Santiago make with his half-brother Chechy? Why do you think he made these errors? Do you think he will continue to make the same mistakes? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Why do you believe the author uses a reference to Clara Bow? Do you believe it is important? Why or why not?

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