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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. In what year does the story take place?
(a) 1935.
(b) 1930.
(c) 1940.
(d) 1945.

2. What is Casa Marina?
(a) Brothel.
(b) Marina.
(c) Police Commissioner's mansion.
(d) Restaurant.

3. Who does Carmelita shoot?
(a) Cop.
(b) Waiter.
(c) Igor.
(d) Body guard.

4. Which is not one of the programs Carmelita is forced to take?
(a) Perfume Appreciation.
(b) Cooking Techniques.
(c) Accent Reduction.
(d) Table Manners 101.

5. Which of the following is not one of the food items the man picks up on his way home?
(a) Frog's legs.
(b) Pig's feet.
(c) Oysters.
(d) Flan.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the name of the castle?

3. Cuba is often referred to as the "_____ of the Antilles."

4. Who works as a chauffeur for the corrupt policeman?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Lota? What is her job? From which famous person is Lota descended?

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

3. 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?

4. Why does the FBI appear during Carmelita's show? What does the lead agent say to Carmelita? What happens to Carmelita and the others?

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

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