Dreaming in Cuban Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Celia keep that her lover gave her?
(a) A dozen roses.
(b) An engagement ring.
(c) Pearl earrings.
(d) A scarf.

2. What happens to Lourdes, in Ordinary Seductions: A Grove of Lemons, when Rufino is out of town?
(a) She falls off a horse.
(b) Soldiers rape her.
(c) She is in a car accident.
(d) Lightning strikes her.

3. When did Pilar leave her Abuela Celia?
(a) On her 16th birthday.
(b) A year ago.
(c) When she was 2 years old.
(d) Several weeks ago.

4. How does Celia respond when her lover leaves Cuba?
(a) She feels guilty.
(b) She is disgusted.
(c) She gets depressed.
(d) She is relieved.

5. What does Celia's mother do when she is young?
(a) Abandons her on a train.
(b) Forces her to perform in the circus.
(c) Teaches her how to sew.
(d) Makes her cook dinner for the family.

6. Who does Ivanito most resemble?
(a) Felicia.
(b) Celia.
(c) His sisters.
(d) Hugo.

7. Who terrorizes Celia in Ordinary Seductions: The House on Palmas Street?
(a) Lourdes.
(b) Jorge.
(c) Felicia.
(d) Jorge's sister and mother.

8. Where is Felicia marching at the start of Imagining Winter: The Meaning of Shells?
(a) Sagua La Grande.
(b) Sierra Maesta.
(c) Guant√°namo.
(d) Santiago de Cuba.

9. Why do Lourdes and Rufino originally leave Cuba?
(a) Rufino is offered a job elsewhere.
(b) Lourdes wants to live some place cold.
(c) They want to escape soldiers.
(d) They are worried about the economy in Cuba.

10. What sport did El Lider excel at in his youth?
(a) Hockey.
(b) Soccer.
(c) Basketball.
(d) Baseball.

11. What object does Celia worry about after a tidal wave?
(a) Her piano.
(b) Her pearl earrings.
(c) Her bed.
(d) A photograph of Gustavo.

12. What type of work did Jorge do before the revolution?
(a) He sold cars.
(b) He was a fisherman.
(c) He sold electric brooms and portable fans.
(d) He cooked for El Lider.

13. Who encourages Celia to write to Gustavo?
(a) A spirit.
(b) Jorge.
(c) The santera.
(d) Alicia.

14. Who is the judge during the civil trial?
(a) Cristina Garcia.
(b) El Lider.
(c) Loli Regalado.
(d) Celia.

15. What does Pilar talk about on the bus?
(a) Her family life.
(b) Her career goals.
(c) Her favorite recipes.
(d) Her travel plans.

Short Answer Questions

1. What foods does Felicia insist will purify, in Ordinary Seductions: The Fire Between Them?

2. Who does Celia believe murdered a woman she befriended?

3. What month and year do nearly 300 people come to the only movie theater in Santa Teresa del Mar for a civil trial?

4. What smell is in the air when Celia runs to the beach?

5. Where does Pilar plan to travel?

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