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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Tita give to her Mama in order to help her heal?
2. Who takes advantage of Tita in the storage room, even though she surrenders to him?
3. Pedro senses Tita's _____________ to get back down to the kitchen.
4. What happened to Rosaura after she ate supper one night?
5. Where has Pedro been waiting for Tita every night since their passionate encounter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The metaphor of the matches is one that seems to fit Tita perfectly, as told to her by John.
Part 1: Describe the metaphor of the matches as John explains it to Tita.
Part 2: Why are matches a good way to describe the innermost feelings and emotions of a person?
Part 3: What other item might make a good metaphor for internal happiness. Why did you choose this item?
Essay Topic 2
The ending of the story seems to be confusing for those who read this book. After all, it seems like the characters die and nothing is left but ashes.
Part 1: How do you interpret the ending of the story?
Part 2: What are some other meanings the author might have had for the ending of the book?
Part 3: Does this ending seem suitable to Tita and Pedro? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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