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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. Who was always in the kitchen, ready to give Tita a match whenever she needed it?
3. Why can Rosaura not take care of her child right now?
4. What happens to Tita once she yells at the ghost of her mother?
5. Who does Gertrudis come home with when she arrives back at the ranch?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
It's interesting to watch the story unfold as the reader sees a group of strong women dominating the narrative. This is much different from the typical stories most of us are told.
Part 1: Why do you think the women of the family in this story are so strong? What might the reason be?
Part 2: In what ways are the women of the story strong? How do each of the family members - Mama, Tita, Gertrudius, and Rosaura each demonstrate their strength?
Part 3: How might the story have been different had the characters not been as strong?
Essay Topic 2
Food is obviously a strong part of this book and of the lives of the characters within the book.
Part 1: Why is food so important to the main family in this book?
Part 2: Why can't the characters relate without having food around?
Part 3: What might the food represent to the book as a whole?
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?
This section contains 366 words
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