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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are the school children told to do with the Host?
2. What does Antonio do after Florence confessed his sin?
3. What is the ceremony the priest participated in, in the altar?
4. What does Tellez tell Gabriel about the time he ran into Tenorio in an El Puerto saloon?
5. Where is Tenorio hiding waiting to ambush Narcisco?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Bless Me, Ultima is set in the Southwest United States, more specifically New Mexico. The region was originally inhabited by ancient Nuevos Mexicanos, who populated the region between Central America and the Rio Grande river valley in the United States. How does this setting enrich the story? What would happen if the novel were situated elsewhere? If you could rewrite the novel, what location would the story take place? Why?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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