Dreaming in Cuban Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Cristina Garcia
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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. Who votes Celia's house the primary lookout?

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

3. What unique talent does Pilar have?

4. Where is Gustavo Sierra de Armas from?

5. Who does Celia recall talking to late at night before falling asleep?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Celia say her father was murdered?

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

3. How does Celia know her husband has died?

4. What are Pilar's supernatural gifts?

5. When Celia's great aunt takes her to the santera, what prediction is made for Celia's life?

6. What qualities make Lourdes an irritating force to her family?

7. What does Celia tell Gustavo she does when she hears Jorge has been in a terrible accident?

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

9. Why does Celia name her son after her father?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the causes of Felicia's madness? How do her problems shape her marriages, friendships, and relationship with her mother and children? How does Felicia deal with her mental deterioration?

Essay Topic 2

What joyful experiences has Ivanito known in his life? What are some signs that show that Ivanito is disappointed? How does Ivanito escape from his problems?

Essay Topic 3

What does Celia reveal about Gustavo, through her monthly letters? What characteristics can the reader assume he has? How does Celia's idealized love for Gustavo impact her marriage? How does it influence her devotion to El Lider?

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