Bless Me, Ultima Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the priest do when Tenorio arrives with his daughter's funeral procession?

2. What is a scapular?

3. In his dream, what does God tell Antonio about forgiveness?

4. What does Antonio dream about after visiting Aqua Negra?

5. What lesson do the Trementina daughters learn from the death of their sister?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The setting and sensory emotions are important within Bless Me, Ultima. Describe the critical scenery, tastes and sounds raised in the novel. How do food and eating create ambiance in the story? How does the scenery add depth to the novel?

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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