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. Who does the new husband's father ask for a blessing?

2. Valentin cannot focus on the story because _____________.

3. What does the Warden call Molina while on the phone with someone?

4. "How could you leave then, when love was __________!"

5. Both of the men agree they feel __________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the end, it seems Molina and Valentin switch their original roles in order to become better men for each other.

Part 1: Describe the character of Molina at the beginning of the story. What does he believe in?

Part 2: Describe the character of Valentin at the beginning of the story. What does he believe in?

Part 3: What does Molina believe in the end of the story? What does Valentin do at the end of the story? How have they both changed?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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