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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where does Pilar actually buy a ticket to?
(a) Miami.
(b) London.
(c) Las Vegas.
(d) Cuba.

3. In Ordinary Seductions: Celia's Letters: 1942-1949, which author does Celia read?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Lord Byron.
(c) Moliere.
(d) Proust.

4. Who does Celia take with her to see Jorge?
(a) Gustavo.
(b) Her best friend.
(c) Her daughters.
(d) A nurse from the asylum.

5. At what time does Lourdes go to the bakery to prepare pastries and doughs?
(a) 3 p.m.
(b) 4 a.m.
(c) 12 a.m.
(d) 1 p.m.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Luz recall her father's hands holding?

2. What does Jorge say frightens him about Celia?

3. Who does Pilar talk to, at length, on a bus ride?

4. What composer did Celia play while Jorge traveled?

5. Who predicts that Celia will survive hard times and live by the water?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to rumors, why have yanquis ringed the island with nuclear poison?

2. What agreement for marriage do Jorge and Celia make?

3. Why must a goat be sacrificed to help Felicia?

4. How did Celia's husband destroy one of their dining room chairs?

5. How does Celia describe the environment that Lourdes was born in?

6. What happens to Celia after her parents divorce?

7. Why does Celia worry about Ivanito's looks?

8. What does Ester Ugarte accuse Loli Regalado of in Imagining Winter: The Meaning of Shells?

9. How does Rufino bond with his daughter Pilar?

10. For what reason is Felicia is persuaded to participate in the Revolution?

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