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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 kiss?
2. What are the holiest robes?
3. Who is with Narcisco when he takes his last breath?
4. What lesson do the Trementina daughters learn from the death of their sister?
5. What does Antonio see when he looked at the northern blue skies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
The sun and the moon, the llano and the river play a role in Antonio's maturity. What other characteristics play a significant role in Antonio's development? What individuals play a significant role in Antonio's development? What would happen to Antonio is he did not have these characteristics or characters influencing him?
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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