The Kiss of the Spider Woman Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Valentin offer to teach Molina to do?

2. What does the Warden offer Molina in terms of keeping him safe?

3. Where does the new movie story take place?

4. What does Molina decide to have that morning?

5. In what kind of costume is the man dressed?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Valentin is a Marxist revolutionary, a bit of a traitor for his time, but this role is not one that is unique. Very often, authors use people who are revolutionaries to show the reader someone who is colorful and someone who can be feared and admired.

Part 1: How does the reader know of Valentin's political leanings in this story?

Part 2: Does Valentin seem to be a strong supporter of his beliefs? Support your answer.

Part 3: What are Molina's political beliefs? What does this say about Molina?

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

While Molina seems to be a person who is emotional and quite reactive to stress, at the same time, the reader gets the feeling that he may be manipulating the Warden.

Part 1: What makes the reader think Molina is possibly manipulating the Warden?

Part 2: Do you think Molina is trying to help the Warden or help himself? Why do you answer the way you do?

Part 3: Does Molina seem capable of manipulation? Cite examples to support your answer.

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