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

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

3. What item does Machito use for a disguise?
(a) Mustache.
(b) Beard.
(c) Glasses.
(d) Hat.

4. The women are talking about which of the following?
(a) Maldito.
(b) Machito.
(c) Marichama.
(d) Pingalito.

5. What is the name of the hotel where Carmelita stays while she is in Havana?
(a) Verado.
(b) Plaza.
(c) Capri.
(d) Montegue.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was the host when s/he arrived in the US?

2. Machito gives the tourists two tickets to which nightclub?

3. The women end up in the ____ Zone.

4. What is Pingalito's last name?

5. What is the English meaning of the word Albondigas?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Carmelita to jog her memory? What type of things does Carmelita remember?

2. Discuss Carmelita's monologue with the audience regarding Chicas 2000. What does Carmelita predict will happen in that year?

3. Carmelita is arrested. Carmelita is taken to which facility? What types of testing must Carmelita undergo? What kind of retraining must Carmelita complete?

4. What is the situation in Act II? What is Carmelita's destination? Who accompanies Carmelita? How does this scene tie together the entire story? What unusual site is seen on the journey?

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

6. Discuss the introduction of Cluna and Clana. Who are they? How are they related to Carmelita? What actions do they take to find Carmelita?

7. Explain the roles of Carmelita and Machito as revolutionaries. What are their plans?

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

9. What is the DNA RA and BMU? What is its purpose?

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

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