Like Water for Chocolate 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. What happens to Mama when the rebels attack her house?

2. What does Pedro do for Tita later, though she shoos him away?

3. Who has written a letter to Tita, thanking her for the clothes?

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

5. What happened to Rosaura after she ate supper one night?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of taking care of others seems to come up quite often in this story, with many characters relying on other characters, as well as characters being the nurturers.

Part 1: How does this story define the idea of nurturing? Does this definition seem to be realistic?

Part 2: Why does Tita feel so strongly about Rosaura's son? Why is she so attentive to him?

Part 3: Do you think nurturing can ever go too far? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

John's position as a doctor seems to not only be his title in the story, but also his role in Tita's life.

Part 1: Why does John decide that he wants to be with Tita?

Part 2: Why does John stand back when Tita decides she wants to be with Pedro?

Part 3: Do you think Tita should have married John? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

While at times, it seems some of the characters surrender to Mama, these are actually points at which the daughters are standing up to her.

Part 1: Why is Tita actually becoming saner when she has spent a night up in the dovecote?

Part 2: When Gertrudius takes off her clothes and runs, why is this not as crazy a thing as it seems? Or is it?

Part 3: In what ways does Rosaura also lose her 'sanity,' though it's actually a sign of her strength? And if this is not the case for her, what makes her different from the others?

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