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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
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
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 3
Rudolfo Anaya, the author, believes the supernatural and ordinary reality exist side by side. What are some examples of the supernatural in the novel? What are examples of ordinary reality in the novel? Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain why or why not.
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