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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Antonio tell Tenorio will happen if he harms Ultima?
2. Who is the man who saw la Virgen de Guadalupe?
3. Who shoots Tenorio?
4. What does Antonio do every Saturday since Easter?
5. Who does Cico and Antonio believe is ready to learn about the golden carp?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As the reader watches Antonio mature, he undergoes several initiation rites. Explain what some of these initiation rites are in the novel. What is the most crucial test he must pass? Why is this test important?
Essay Topic 2
Bless Me, Ultima displays elements of magic. What are some examples of magic in the novel? How could any of these examples be explained scientifically? Do you believe Antonio is hurt from or benefits from these magical experiences? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Shamanism is based on the belief that the visible world is pervaded by invisible forces or spirits that affect the lives of the living. In shamanism, certain animals guide or give power to that person. What types of power or guiding do you believe is transferred to humans? What examples of shamanism are included in the novel? Aside from animals, what other examples of shamanism are cited in the novel?
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