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

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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. The women wait until which holiday to escape?

2. What type of match/game is it?

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

4. What is the name of the hotel where Carmelita stays while she is in Havana?

5. What does the doctor create in his lab?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Dr. Igor? What does he do to Carmelita?

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

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

4. What is the realization Carmelita has after returning to America? What does Carmelita have to say about Cuban politics?

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the beginning of the play, Carmelita and Machito among others were involved in an assassination attempt of the corrupt Maldito. Discuss the initial assassination attempt. How did it come about? Who was in charge of the attempt? Who was assigned to complete the task? What happened? How and why did the assassination attempt fail? What was the next step? What was the name of the operation? Was the second attempt successful? Who was involved in the plan? What happened to Maldito? What event occurred that finally forced Maldito to be removed from office? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Maldito's regime. What about the regime was corrupt? How did it compare to Castro's regime? Did things become better or worse after the revolution? Compare and contrast the government situations before and after the 1955 revolution.

Essay Topic 3

Carmelita and Sophia are sisters. Although both women came from Cuba, they could not be more different from one another. Compare and contrast the sisters. Which is the eldest? Who is the most conservative? What are the main differences between the sisters? Who is the most successful? Which sister is the most influential? Explain.

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