I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures Test | Final 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. The troops are headed toward which location?

2. The master said, "Our salvation lies in our God and in our ____."

3. Who directed "Carmelita Tropicana: Your Kunst Is Your Waffen?"

4. What is the name of Carmelita's sister?

5. Which is not among the dangerous items mentioned by Arriero?

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

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

4. Who is Arriero? What is Arriero's homeland? In which section is Arriero introduced? Why is Arriero's point of view different from the others?

5. Describe Carmelita Tropicana as a person. What was her vision?

6. Who is Maria Luisa? What is her role in the story? What does Maria Luisa convince Juana to do?

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

8. Why were Carmelita and the others protesting and where? What happened at the site? What was the result?

9. Who is Sor Juana? What is the basis of the Nightmare?

10. What does Carmelita say to Dee in an attempt to garner sympathy from the woman?

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

Who is Carmelita Tropicana? What is her real name? What is the purpose of the book? Write a complete character description of Carmelita Tropicana as well as that of her alter-ego, Alina Troyano. Is there any difference between Troyano and Carmelita Tropicana? If so, what? Why did Troyano choose to become Carmelita Tropicana? What is the biggest impact made by Carmelita Tropicana‚Äč?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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