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

2. Around which hour is the assassination scheduled to take place?
(a) 7 PM.
(b) 8 AM.
(c) 7 AM.
(d) 8 PM.

3. What type of cookie did Proust eat to cure his amnesia?
(a) Sugar.
(b) Madeleine.
(c) Petit Four.
(d) Anise.

4. Carmelita is also asked about which common household item?
(a) Detergent.
(b) Cooking utensils.
(c) Laundry.
(d) Stove.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the word used to describe a mid-afternoon rest period?

2. Pingalito shows Carmelita a ____ from a Cuban restaurant.

3. Which of the following may be able to help Carmelita's situation?

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

5. Carmelita remembers the sweetness of which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

10. 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?

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