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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is Tenorio hiding waiting to ambush Narcisco?
2. What does Antonio do when Florence's body was pulled to the shore?
3. In his dream, what does God tell Antonio about forgiveness?
4. What does Antonio see when he looked at the northern blue skies?
5. What happens to Ultima in Antonio's dream in Chapter 13?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Antonio and Ultima are two of the most influential characters in Bless Me Ultima and have a major impact on the rest of the characters in the story.
Part 1) Compare and contrast the characters of Antonio and Ultima. How are they the same? How are they different?
Part 2) Considering the differences between Antonio and Ultima, what are other characters or images which are also different in the novel?
Part 3) Considering the similarities between Antonio and Ultima, cite examples from the book that are metaphors for something else.
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
Rudolfo Anaya centers Bless Me, Ultima around the central theme of tension. One example is the mneumonic tension between Antonio's parents, the sea versus the earth. What are other examples of tension throughout the novel? Examine the symbols of tension between good and evil.
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