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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the man's profession?
2. What does the man do when he finds the woman's address?
3. How many roast chickens does Molina bring with him?
4. What time is it at the beginning of the chapter?
5. What does the answer to #166 give the woman when he realizes her true feelings?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Women do not seem to play a large role in the story, being relegated only to the maternal role and to the person Valentin continues his fight for.
Part 1: Who are the female characters in this story? What is their relationship to the main characters of the dialogue?
Part 2: Do the female characters seem stronger or weaker than the male characters? Why did you choose the answer you did?
Part 3: What does Puig seem to be saying about the female gender?
Essay Topic 2
Molina and Valentin could not be more different, it seems. These two cell mates are locked up with each other for six months, so they will have no other choice but to get to know each other quite well.
Part 1: How are Molina and Valentin similar?
Part 2: How are Molina and Valentin dissimilar?
Part 3: If Molina and Valentin met each other on the street, would they be able to talk as they do in this 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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