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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. It is often said that "_____ is stranger than fiction."
(a) Reality.
(b) Communism.
(c) Truth.
(d) Life.

2. Who delivers the news that the assassination attempt has failed?
(a) Machito.
(b) Carmelita.
(c) Pingalito.
(d) Rosita.

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

4. Who plays the host in this part of the play?
(a) Carmelita.
(b) Pingalito.
(c) Marimacha.
(d) Maldito.

5. Pingalito discusses his views on ____ with the audience.
(a) Communism.
(b) Puritanism.
(c) Socialism.
(d) Catholicism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of dog used to bark at Pingalito?

2. What is the name of the mountain range described by Pingalito?

3. What does the doctor steal from Carmelita?

4. The women end up in the ____ Zone.

5. The clones decide to explore which city?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the play "Memories of a Revolution." Who wrote the script? Who wrote the play? In what era does the play take place? Who is the main character?

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

9. Explain the scene in Dr. Igor's lab. What are Dr. Igor's intentions and actions?

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

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