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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did the bank get rusty?
2. When Victor arrived at the Garcia's and the secret police were there, what was revealed about the Garcia's immigration papers?
3. What was the country's slogan in the Dominican Republic?
4. What did the de la Torre family do on Christmas Eve after the art lesson?
5. What did Laura offer the men who were keeping watch at her gate when she arrived home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why do you think the family compound is next to the dictator's daughter's land? What does this say about the grandfather, who appears to be a sweet man with education, but might be something else? How does the grandfather feel about politics? Why does he take the job with the United Nations? How much is dictated by the grandmother?
Essay Topic 2
The family seems so normal back on the island, only the servants are crazy, but, after the move, the girls and the mother all have issues dealing with life. Do you think it has anything to do with money? They were rich on the island, but life is more up-close in America and they struggle keeping a grip on reality. What do you think? Why?
Essay Topic 3
The story is filled with sexual overtones. What role does sexual independence play in the lives of the girls? How does this cause conflict with their parents and family? As adults, how do the daughters view sex?
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