I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Alina Troyano
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year does the story take place?

2. Who does Carmelita shoot?

3. The event is held at the ______ Casino.

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

5. Who escapes with Carmelita?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to interrupt the tender moment between Juana and Maria Luisa? What major event occurs? Who appears on the scene?

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

3. Dee and others make comments about nutty women being incarcerated at the BMU. What was meant by that statement?

4. What information does the Prosecutor demand from Juan(a)? What causes the Prosecutor to become suspicious of the stigmata? What are the stigmata?

5. What agreement is made between the Prosecutor and Juana? What happens to Juana after the agreement is made?

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. How does the relationship between Maria Luisa and Juana change at this time? What promises do the women make to each other?

8. Discuss Carmelita's radio spot for WNYC. What was the purpose of the spot?

9. What information is extracted from Juan(a) after more questioning from the Prosecutor?

10. What is "El Recibo Social?" What is the main topic? Why is it important to Carmelita?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

After being arrested for participating in the protest, Carmelita, Desiree, Orchidia, Sophia and others were arrested and sent to the Behavioral Modification Unit. What is the BMU? Where is it located? What is the purpose of the unit? How does it relate to the government? What kind of activities occur at the BMU? Is it a prison? What types of crimes must one commit to be sent to the unit? What is the DNA Remodeling Action? Can someone's DNA be remodeled? If so, how? What types of programs are the inmates required to complete?

Essay Topic 2

The plays work together collectively to paint a picture of the characters. One of the techniques used by Troyano was foreshadowing. List at least three examples of foreshadowing and how they related to the rest of the stories. Likewise, Troyano used the technique of flashback, particularly when it involved her relationships in and with Cuba. List at least three examples of flashback and how they related to the rest of the stories.

Essay Topic 3

The plays work together collectively to paint a picture of the characters. One of the techniques used by Troyano was foreshadowing. List at least three examples of foreshadowing and how they related to the rest of the stories. Likewise, Troyano used the technique of flashback, particularly when it involved her relationships in and with Cuba. List at least three examples of flashback and how they related to the rest of the stories.

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