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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. Tita wants to break the tradition her Mama started as it will affect Rosaura's ____________ if it continues.

2. What happens to Mama when the rebels attack her house?

3. What does Rosaura ask Tita for help with when she enters the kitchen?

4. Who takes advantage of Tita in the storage room, even though she surrenders to him?

5. Where does the child like to sleep when Tita is cooking?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

One of the main themes within Like Water for Chocolate is the theme of duty and responsibility. Many characters feel they have certain obligations to others and they act accordingly.

Part 1: What are some of the obligations Tita has to others in this book? Cite specific examples of at least three obligations.

Part 2: Why does Mama believe others should be responsible for taking care of her?

Part 3: How do characters demonstrate their duty and their responsibility to others? How is this harmful?

Essay Topic 2

Communication happens in a variety of ways in this story - sometimes through cooking, other times through words, etc.

Part 1: What is the importance of communication in this story? What does it do for the characters?

Part 2: Which type of communication do you think is the strongest form? Why?

Part 3: With all of the different forms of communication, what kinds of problems could result for the characters?

Essay Topic 3

The theme of love is one that comes in and out of the novel, with Tita's heart breaking over losing her love, but then her heart heals as she grows stronger.

Part 1: Why do you think Tita did not put up more of a fight to be with Pedro?

Part 2: Why didn't Rosaura argue against marrying Pedro?

Part 3: What do you think the author is saying about love and about true love when she tells this story?

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