Waiting for Snow in Havana - Confessions of a Cuban Boy Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Carlos Eire
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does "cocuyos" mean?

2. How long does Carlos have to wait between eating lunch and going swimming?

3. As Carlos mentions in Chapter 9, who was the voice of Speedy Gonzalez?

4. What city is described in the beginning of chapter 3?

5. What is Fernando's father's name?

Short Essay Questions

1. As discussed in Chapter 28, who are the Pioneers and what do they stand for?

2. How do Carlos and his grandfather react to the Communist propaganda in Chapter 38?

3. Describe the miraculous event that Carlos witnesses in Chapter 35.

4. What is Ernesto's family history?

5. Describe the Aquarium of the Revolution.

6. How does Louis XVI react to the angry lady in Chapter 34, and how does he feel afterward?

7. At the beginning of Chapter 30, why does Carlos say, "Another day in Limbo"?

8. What does Carlos report that Ernest did to him?

9. How does Carlos feel about the poster he made in fourth grade?

10. Describe Carlos's first death.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe Carlos's use of writing techniques to propel the plot forward quickly in the scene of his experiencing the gunfight in the park.

Essay Topic 2

How does the breadfruit war function as a catharsis in the novel? What are the events that build tension before and after the war? How would the scene have seemed different if it had been placed somewhere separate from those tensions?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the themes of fear and risk-taking and how the two interact with each other in the novel.

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