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 the Human Body at the end of the chapter?

2. What did Yolanda's teacher tell her about snow.

3. What did Yolanda think snow was when she first saw it?

4. What did Gladys want from Carla?

5. What did Carla find under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

What kind of political situation was in place on the island when the girls were little? Did the fact that the girls seem unaware of the dangers on the island have anything to do with the trauma after their move to the U.S.? Do you think the girls would have done better had they been better informed as children, or would the same fear have taken over as it did during the Cuban Missile Crisis years later? Were they not told because they were girls? Would they have been treated differently as boys? Why do you think that?

Essay Topic 3

It seems that every member of the family must overcome a mental problem. Are all the problems the same or do they manifest differently? Why? Do you think their mental issues are caused by the trauma in their family and their move to the U.S.? Why? Do you feel, at the end of the story, that the problems still exist? Why?

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