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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has the woman been instead of a singer at a club at night, helping to support herself and her man?
2. What does the man notice about the woman?
3. What does the reporter always feel?
4. What does Molina want to suggest to Valentin to help get him to open up?
5. "Yes, but in this case, the two of us are locked up here, so there is no _______, no fight to win, you follow me?"
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
While the idea of escapism is rampant in this story, Valentin has different rules for himself in terms of what he can and cannot do.
Part 1: List the personal rules Valentin has for himself from the beginning of the story.
Part 2: Why does Valentin want to go to the infirmary when he is ill?
Part 3: Does Valentin's internal rule set change as the story progresses? If so, how? If not, why not?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
While some might view this manuscript as a triumph and a celebration of homosexuality, others feel it is a condemnation of this sexuality.
Part 1: What are some of the ways homosexuality is criticized in this story?
Part 2: What are some of the ways homosexuality is celebrated in this story?
Part 3: In the end, does it seem like homosexuality is thought to be a positive lifestyle or a negative lifestyle? Support your answer.
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