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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What starts to fall from the roof outside of Tellez home?
2. What are the holiest robes?
3. What are mortal sins?
4. Who is the man who saw la Virgen de Guadalupe?
5. What does Tony think would happen after his received the communion host?
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 setting and sensory emotions are important within Bless Me, Ultima. Describe the critical scenery, tastes and sounds raised in the novel. How do food and eating create ambiance in the story? How does the scenery add depth to the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Bless Me, Ultima is a novel detailing a boy's rite-of-passage towards maturity. What are the key events marking Tony's maturity within the novel? How does the novel fall into this genre? Compare this novel to another rite-of-passage novel, such as Huckleberry Finn.
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