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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who arrives with a pot of ox tail soup that comforts and nourishes Tita as she recovers?
2. Why is Tita especially distracted when she is in the kitchen?
3. Who does Chechna return to the ranch with?
4. Chechna decides to tell Mama that she found Tita as a _________ and that has made Tita worry about her worth.
5. What does Pedro beg Tita not to do as he is being carried away for treatment?
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
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 3
Mama seems to have a different way of dealing with problems than others do. She seems to be a bit of a controlling woman.
Part 1: Why does Mama not want to have anything to do with Gertrudius anymore?
Part 2: Why does Mama make Tita sit up top in the empty dovecote?
Part 3: Why might Mama feel the need to be so controlling of her own daughters?
This section contains 360 words
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