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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. "No, the man of the house and the woman of the house have to be ______ with one another."
2. "You stole away ___________, that I held in my heart, for you?"
3. Molina: "Arregui is like a _______, sir, and suspicious of everything..."
4. How long has it been since Valentin has had food?
5. What does Molina want to suggest to Valentin to help get him to open up?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The idea of love is one that emerges right from the beginning of the story when Molina tells the story of the movie. The theme of love continues to emerge in the subsequent chapters.
Part 1: How is love portrayed in this story? In what ways does Puig describe it to the audience?
Part 2: Does love seem to be a positive or a negative force in the lives of these men? Support your answer.
Part 3: In what ways is love made larger than life in this story?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
There is an obvious conflict between the personal relationships of the characters and the idea of political activism. It seems the two ideas are unable to coexist.
Part 1: What does the play seem to be saying about personal relationships in relationship to the political ideals of the characters?
Part 2: Does it seem relationships are bolstered or weakened by activism? Support your answer.
Part 3: In what ways does Valentin's political activism affect his life?
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