|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Narcisco trying to tell Andrew?
2. What does Antonio do when Florence's body was pulled to the shore?
3. Why does Antonio believe God comes in cycles?
4. Who says, "the blood of a man thickens with the desire for revenge."?
5. What does Antonio see when he looked at the northern blue skies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bless Me Ultima has been perceived as a type of American western. There are episodes connecting with the theme of manifest destiny (belief held by many Americans in the 1840s that the United States was destined to expand across the continent, by force, as used against Native Americans, if necessary). How does the novel fit into the American western genre? What role do Gabriel, Narcisco, Eugene, Andrew and Leon play in this theme? Are there other characters who personify these themes and genres?
Essay Topic 2
The sun and the moon, the llano and the river play a role in Antonio's maturity. What other characteristics play a significant role in Antonio's development? What individuals play a significant role in Antonio's development? What would happen to Antonio is he did not have these characteristics or characters influencing him?
Essay Topic 3
Antonio learns not only his Hispanic Catholic heritage but also his Native American heritage through Ultima. What Catholic icons, sacraments and beliefs are explored in the novel? What Native American traditions or symbols are discussed in Bless Me, Ultima? What are the similarities between the two?
This section contains 331 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)