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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What lesson do the Trementina daughters learn from the death of their sister?
2. What is a scapular?
3. What does Ultima's owl do to Tenorio?
4. What does the priest do when Tenorio arrives with his daughter's funeral procession?
5. What happened to Florence's mother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Similar to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Bless Me, Ultima details childhood spoken in a child's narrative. What conflicts, insights or questions does Antonio contemplate which are similar for any six or seven year old? Do you believe Bless Me. Ultima could be an adult novel? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
This section contains 315 words
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