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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 wonder after Andrew leaves with his brothers for Santa Fe in Chapter 15?
2. What sin did God commit for Florence?
3. What is Tenorio planning to do to Ultima?
4. What does Antonio do after Florence confessed his sin?
5. What does Antonio dream about after visiting Aqua Negra?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
There are many symbols in Bless Me ,Ultima. Name some of these symbols and what each represents. What would happen if the novel did not contain these symbols? Do some of these symbols have more than one meaning? If so, what are they?
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