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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are mortal sins?
2. What does Antonio kiss?
3. What is Tenorio planning to do to Ultima?
4. What happens to Ultima in Antonio's dream in Chapter 13?
5. What does Antonio do after Florence confessed his sin?
Essay Topic 1
Similar to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Bless Me, Ultima details childhood spoken in a child's narrative. What conflicts, insights or questions does Antonio contemplate which are similar for any six or seven year old? Do you believe Bless Me. Ultima could be an adult novel? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The setting and sensory emotions are important within Bless Me, Ultima. Describe the critical scenery, tastes and sounds raised in the novel. How do food and eating create ambiance in the story? How does the scenery add depth to the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Bless Me, Ultima is a fusion between two worlds: folklore tradition and historical fiction. Cite examples of both folklore tradition and historical fiction. How do dreams and visions play a role in the novel? Do you believe the novel is fantasy or realism? Explain why.
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