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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the room in #130 originally used for before Tita used it for storage?
2. How long did it take for Rosaura to lose the baby weight she had gained?
3. What are Tita and Chechna shelling for the big wedding day?
4. Who does Chechna return to the ranch with?
5. How is Pedro feeling about the presence of John at the dinner table?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
The mother and daughter relationship in this story is one that seems to be quite complicated.
Part 1: Why do the daughters continue to bend to Mama's needs, even if they don't agree with her?
Part 2: Why wouldn't the daughters tell Mama 'no'?
Part 3: Why didn't Mama seemingly want a healthy relationship with her daughters?
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