Dreaming in Cuban Test | Final 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. What does Felicia request in a note about her burial?

2. Celia wonders if her relationship with Gustavo, through letters, is better than watching him _____ and _____.

3. What does Lourdes soak the book in that Pilar gives her?

4. What does Celia contemplate, once spring arrives at the end of the story?

5. What new position allows Lourdes to walk around town?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Celia say Jorge is jealous about?

2. How does Celia respond to the religious attendees trying to soothe Felicia as she nears death?

3. What causes Lourdes to swing her handbag at a man in her bakery?

4. What does Herminia's father, a santera, use to answer his godchild's question?

5. What does Jorge admit about his plan to break Celia by leaving her with his family?

6. Describe Javier's behavior while he is in his mother's care.

7. Why does Ivanito run away from his teacher?

8. Why are the women in town attracted to Javier?

9. What helps Pilar's life begin in Imagining Winter: A Matrix Light?

10. What does Jorge say that causes Lourdes to fall to the ground and bleed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Celia choose a life of questioning and wondering? How does this way of life help her? How does it hurt her?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Lourdes overeat at the beginning of the novel? Why might Lourdes later feel a sudden need to be empty? What does Lourdes's weight represent in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

What significance does Ivanito leaving Cuba at the end of the novel have? Why doesn't Celia have a say in this decision? Why does Pilar choose not to share the decision with Celia when she has a chance?

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