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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to Ultima in Antonio's dream in Chapter 13?
2. What does Antonio dream about after visiting Aqua Negra?
3. What does Antonio accuse Pedro of doing to Ultima?
4. What happens to Horse during the Stations of the Cross?
5. What does Antonio do every Saturday since Easter?
Essay Topic 1
As the reader watches Antonio mature, he undergoes several initiation rites. Explain what some of these initiation rites are in the novel. What is the most crucial test he must pass? Why is this test important?
Essay Topic 2
Bless Me, Ultima is a fusion between two worlds: folklore tradition and historical fiction. Cite examples of both folklore tradition and historical fiction. How do dreams and visions play a role in the novel? Do you believe the novel is fantasy or realism? Explain why.
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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