Corregidora Test | 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 year does Ursa say Mutt and she were married?

2. Where does Ursa say her birthmark is?

3. When did Ursa say Mutt came into Happy's drunk after they were married?

4. What does Cat make Ursa for dinner when she is staying there?

5. Who performs at Happy's while Ursa is out?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ursa do during breakfast at Cat's? What does Cat say about this?

2. What does Tadpole say about where his father is? What does Ursa tell Tadpole about her father?

3. Who was Corregidora? How is Ursa related to him?

4. What does Mutt want to do on their wedding night? What do they end up doing instead?

5. Why does Mutt not want Ursa to sing at Happy's? What happens when they have an argument over it in the alley?

6. When Tadpole visits Ursa to make amends for what he did, what does he tell Ursa? What is Ursa's response to this?

7. What does Cat tell Ursa about her past? How does their conversation end?

8. What does Tadpole say about it when Ursa is offered a job at the Spider? Whom does Ursa say he can hire in her place?

9. Why does Tadpole take Ursa to Happy's to recover? What does Ursa ask Tadpole to do for her?

10. What does Tadpole want Ursa to tell him but will not during their argument? What does he say when he is leaving the room?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Holes is an important theme in the novel. Explain the duality of this theme. Cite specific examples from the text to support your responses.

Essay Topic 2

Ursa is hurt both physically and emotionally in the novel. Write an essay about the role of pain and hurt in the novel, making sure to address the duality of this theme. What does Ursa learn from her pain? Cite specific examples from the text to support your responses.

Essay Topic 3

Think about the theme of generations in the novel. How is this element multifaceted? Write an essay examining the theme of generations, focusing on its effect on at least three of the characters. Cite specific examples from the text to support your responses.

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