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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is a scapular?
2. Who says "where there is no acknowledgment of guilt and penance done for wrong, there can be no forgiveness?"
3. What does Ultima believe would do Antonio much good after seeing much death?
4. What is the ceremony the priest participated in, in the altar?
5. What is the coroner's ruling of Narcisco's death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Bless Me, Ultima is set during World War II. Antonio's brothers are off fighting against the Germans and Japanese forces. How does this time period influence the story? If you could rewrite the novel, what time period would you place the story? Explain your reason.
Essay Topic 3
Unlike most peers his age, Antonio has experienced death at a young age. What end-of-life experiences does Antonio witness? Do these death experiences make him stronger in character or harm him? Explain your answer.
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