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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. What happens to Mama when the rebels attack her house?
3. What is different about the room in which Tita stores the pots?
4. What has been severely depleted by the troops that were staying at the ranch?
5. What is Pedro's reaction to the news Gertrudis forces him to hear from Tita?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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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