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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 does Machito offer to his sister?
(a) Flowers.
(b) Water.
(c) Tortilla.
(d) Peanuts.

2. Which is not one of the foods the host came to love?
(a) Peanut butter.
(b) Jelly.
(c) Tuna.
(d) Pizza.

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

4. What kind of car was driven by Carmelita's grandfather?
(a) Ford.
(b) Chevrolet.
(c) Buick.
(d) Datsun.

5. By 9:20 AM the policeman is ready to do which of the following?
(a) Nap.
(b) Make rounds.
(c) Torture.
(d) Have lunch.

Short Answer Questions

1. The women end up in the ____ Zone.

2. Carmelita is arrested for which offense?

3. What are the names of the two female tourists who appear in the first scene?

4. What is the surname of the famous Cuban poet?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the main topic of "Milk of Amnesia?" On what was the play based?

2. What measures are taken to alter anti-social people?

3. Describe the opening of the play and the setting used by the author. Where is the play set? Who is the narrator?

4. Explain how Carmelita learns about the failed assassination attempt. What is Carmelita doing shortly before she is informed of the failure? Who delivers the message? What was the message given to Carmelita? What is Carmelita's response?

5. Describe Carmelita's return trip to Cuba.

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

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

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

9. What happens after Pingalito leaves the hospital? What do the doctors recommend? What is Carmelita's idea?

10. What is the new plan regarding the assassination of Maldito? Who devises the plan? Who unknowingly gets in the way?

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