How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to Sandi's ability to paint?

2. What did Gladys want from Carla?

3. Where did the grandparents travel to often?

4. When asked what he wanted to be when he grows up, what did Mundin respond?

5. At the restaurant, what did Sandi do to pass the time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It seems the father is always fighting a battle, no matter where he lives. Who is the villain on the island and who becomes the villain once the family arrives in America? What demons must the father fight to protect his family and keep them safe? After the move, he is still fighting demons, just different ones. How does that affect the family?

Essay Topic 2

What are the three encounters with nudity in the novel? How does each encounter seem to affect the child? Is there long-term damage to the child or is it quickly forgotten? Why do you think so? Since the stories are told through history, how accurate do you think the stories are?

Essay Topic 3

How do you think being raised around all men with machismo affected the girls in their lives? How do they end up viewing men like their father and other men from the island? Are they attracted to men like this in later life? What about Otto? Does he possess these same qualities?

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