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

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

3. Who works as a chauffeur for the corrupt policeman?
(a) Marimacha.
(b) El Tuerto.
(c) Maldito.
(d) Malchito.

4. What was stamped on the host's official documents.
(a) Alien.
(b) Immigrant.
(c) Stateless.
(d) Cuba.

5. The event is held at the ______ Casino.
(a) Chicagoan.
(b) Cherokee.
(c) Chusmatic.
(d) Chelsea.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Which is not one of the foods the host came to love?

5. The clones decide to explore which city?

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe Carmelita's return trip to Cuba.

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

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

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