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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Molina: "Arregui is like a _______, sir, and suspicious of everything..."
2. "Because I'm no good at that sort of thing, and if they catch me I'll wind up telling them everything." is a statement made by _________.
3. The woman will not let the man go ____________.
4. What does the man do to get rid of all the zombies?
5. In what direction does the girl decide to go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The theme of desire is another larger idea in this story, with both men desiring things outside of their cell as well as within their cell.
Part 1: What are Molina's desires at the beginning of the story?
Part 2: What are Valentin's desires at the beginning of the story?
Part 3: How do the desires of the men change as the story progresses? Are some desires different? Or are desires simply added to their lives?
Essay Topic 2
While Molina is revealed to be a homosexual, it is interesting that he does not show any interest in fighting for his own rights.
Part 1: Why do you think Puig decided to make the character of Molina a homosexual? What might be the reasoning?
Part 2: Why doesn't Molina want to fight for his rights? What reasons might he have for staying quiet?
Part 3: Do you think Molina's view of activism for himself has changed at the end of the story? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The development of the relationship between Molina and Valentin is slow and steady as the chapters pass. Puig seems to understand the realism of the relationship that does develop between these two characters.
Part 1: What makes the relationship between Molina and Valentin seem realistic?
Part 2: How does Molina encourage Valentin to be comfortable about him?
Part 3: Why do you think Valentin opens up to Molina in the way he does?
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