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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are mortal sins?

2. What does Antonio kiss?

3. What is Tenorio planning to do to Ultima?

4. What happens to Ultima in Antonio's dream in Chapter 13?

5. What does Antonio do after Florence confessed his sin?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Maria, Antonio's mother, is a deeply pious woman raised in a family with a strong attachment to the land. Ultima is la curandera who is blessed with supernatural healing powers. Which of these two women has a stronger relationship with Tony? How do these women compliment each other? How do these two women play conflicting roles for Antonio?

Essay Topic 2

Bless Me Ultima has been compared to James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. How does Catholicism influence Bless Me, Ultima? Does one have to be Catholic to understand Bless Me, Ultima? Why or why not? What other religion could be substituted in place of Catholic icons, images and people?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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