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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who pays for Cesar and Nestor while they are in town?
(a) Their bandmates.
(b) Delores.
(c) The studio.
(d) Their managers.

2. What job do Cesar and Nestor have during the day?
(a) They sell cars.
(b) They play in a band.
(c) They work in a meat packing plant.
(d) They run a family restaurant.

3. What is realized over drinks?
(a) The owner of the club does not want them to return.
(b) Benny More plays on the "I Love Lucy" show.
(c) Desi Arnaz is from the same area as the Castillo brothers.
(d) Perez Prado and Tito Puente both played with Julian.

4. To where does Nestor invite the girl?
(a) A movie.
(b) The park.
(c) His home.
(d) The Imperial Ballroom.

5. Who is waiting for the same bus as Nestor?
(a) Delores Fuentes.
(b) Maria Suarez.
(c) Luisa Garcia.
(d) Erika Sanchez.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Cesar's wife finally leave him?

2. What does Delores usually do in the evenings?

3. What kind of advice does Cesar give Nestor?

4. What is the most important aspect of being in Julian's band, according to Cesar?

5. Why does he stray from her?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mariela not want to leave Cuba?

2. Where are Cesar's other brothers by 1967?

3. How does Lydia feel about Cesar?

4. Why does Cesar marry Luisa?

5. How does Cesar feel about his daughter in Havana?

6. Why does Cesar not ask for help with his depression?

7. What transpires between Cesar and Don Emilio's wife, Carmen?

8. How does Eugenio feel after having a conversation with Desi Arnaz?

9. How is Cesar found at the Hotel Splendour?

10. Describe the popularity of the Mambo Kings by 1954.

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