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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 do every Saturday since Easter?
2. Where os Christ on Easter Sunday?
3. What does Antonio see in his nightmares in Chapter 16?
4. Why are the Marez family members excited to leave for El Puerto?
5. What does Cico tell Tony he must do for himself?
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
Antonio's friends recognize his innocence is a form of piety which will serve him well as a priest. Explain some of those situations depicting Antonio's purity and innocence. How do Gabriel, Maria, Ultima & Florence define this piety? Do you believe Antonio will become a priest? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Bless Me, Ultima is set during World War II. Antonio's brothers are off fighting against the Germans and Japanese forces. How does this time period influence the story? If you could rewrite the novel, what time period would you place the story? Explain your reason.
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