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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Carmelita flies into which major U.S. city?
(a) Miami.
(b) Atlanta.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Los Angeles.

2. Carmelita is arrested for which offense?
(a) Operating a nightclub without a license.
(b) Anti-social behavior.
(c) Subterfuge.
(d) Radical politics.

3. What song does Carmelita sing at the club?
(a) Banana Splits Theme.
(b) Yes, We Have No Bananas.
(c) Banana Boat Song.
(d) Banana Tango.

4. Chicas 2000 was originally performed at which location?
(a) Dixon Place.
(b) Tropicana.
(c) Capri.
(d) Bellagio.

5. The clones decide to explore which city?
(a) Boston.
(b) New York City.
(c) Havana.
(d) Miami.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pingalito discusses his views on ____ with the audience.

2. Who delivers the news that the assassination attempt has failed?

3. Which of the following did not escape from Cuba by boat?

4. What are the names of the clones?

5. What is the English meaning of "carros"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Desiree? Who is Rodesia? How do their characters affect Carmelita?

2. Discuss the initial assassination attempt on Maldito's life. What happens? Who delivers the news to Carmelita?

3. How do the clones meet Carmelita? What is their reaction to meeting their bio-original for the first time? Where had they met before?

4. When did the Cuban Revolution take place? What character is used to represent the evil Cuban military?

5. How does Pingalito know Carmelita? What happens when Pingalito hears that Carmelita has amnesia? What does Pingalito do to try to rouse Carmelita? Does the plan work?

6. Who is Pingalito? Where else has the character appeared? When did he meet Carmelita?

7. How does the play reference milk? What is its significance?

8. What are some of the things Carmelita does in order to try to restore her memory?

9. Who is Machito? What is his role in the beginning of the play? What regrets does Carmelita have regarding Machito?

10. What is the realization Carmelita has after returning to America? What does Carmelita have to say about Cuban politics?

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