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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is different about the room in which Tita stores the pots?
2. What happens to Chechna as she goes to talk to Mama?
3. What are the guests filled with as they eat the food served at this wedding?
4. Whose entrance helps to sweep away the ghost of Mama Elena?
5. Who was always in the kitchen, ready to give Tita a match whenever she needed it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
It seems to be the ritual of the food preparation that reaches the core of Tita.
Part 1: In what ways is Tita a better person when she cooks rather than when she is not cooking?
Part 2: Describe some of the rituals that Tita employs when she cooks for the others.
Part 3: Why does Tita need to have the ritual of cooking in her life? What does it provide for her?
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