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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What item does Juana give to Maria Luisa?

2. Which is not one of the horses mentioned in this section?

3. The mugger admits that the weapon she used in the foiled attempt was actually a(n) ______.

4. How many arrests were made?

5. Alba tells Juana, "Men use _____. A woman uses her head."

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Carmelita Tropicana introduces Machito and Sophia as her siblings. What is the relationship between Carmelita Tropicana and her younger brother Machito? What is the relationship between Carmelita Tropicana and her sister Sophia? What is the relationship between Machito and Sophia?

Essay Topic 3

Write a short story, essay or extended journal entries from the point of view of Carmelita covering the next 5-10 years. What direction will Carmelita's life take? How will Carmelita's political positions change? How will Carmelita's career change? Give as much detail as possible.

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