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

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

2. What was the first novel Juan Julian had planned on reading?

3. What is the relationship between Santiago and Chechy?

4. Which of the following themes figures prominently in the final scene of act 1?

5. What is the band on a cigar the symbol of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Conchita believe Santiago isn't already at the factory?

2. When does Conchita say that Palomo will understand?

3. What does Palomo ask Conchita to show him?

4. What information does Santiago reveal about his gambling habit?

5. What does Juan Julian reveal when Conchita asks him why he chose to read Anna Karenina?

6. What is going on between Santiago and Ofelia at the opening of scene four?

7. How would you describe the woman at the factory and Juan Julian upon his arrival?

8. What is the only think Palomo wants?

9. What do Chechy and Palomo question Juan Julian about?

10. Whose side of the issue does Santiago take and how does he solve it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you believe that someone reading or watching this play needs to understand the novel Anna Karenina to better understand the play? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

What part does nature play in this novel? Do you think it is an important theme? Why or why not? What about the role of tradition? Which is more important? Why do you feel this way?

Essay Topic 3

How does the author intertwine the plot from the novel the lector is reading into the plot of the play? Do you feel this is done successfully? Why or why not?

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