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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Narcisco warn the Marez family?
2. What does Ultima believe would do Antonio much good after seeing much death?
3. Why does a state policeman bring Eugene and Leon home?
4. Where will Antonio be spending his upcoming summer.
5. What does Antonio do after Florence confessed his sin?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Antonio and Ultima are two of the most influential characters in Bless Me Ultima and have a major impact on the rest of the characters in the story.
Part 1) Compare and contrast the characters of Antonio and Ultima. How are they the same? How are they different?
Part 2) Considering the differences between Antonio and Ultima, what are other characters or images which are also different in the novel?
Part 3) Considering the similarities between Antonio and Ultima, cite examples from the book that are metaphors for something else.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Antonio's friends recognize his innocence is a form of piety which will serve him well as a priest. Explain some of those situations depicting Antonio's purity and innocence. How do Gabriel, Maria, Ultima & Florence define this piety? Do you believe Antonio will become a priest? Why or why not?
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