The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the other band members suggest to Cesar?

2. What does Cesar do soon after returning from Cuba?

3. Who eventually joins Delores and her father?

4. Why does he stray from her?

5. For what are the Castillos unprepared after leaving Havana?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Cesar's vacation in Cuba help him heal?

2. About what is "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love?"

3. Why does Cesar begin to play again after Nestor's death?

4. What does Cesar think is important for Eugenio to know? Why is he worried about Eugenio?

5. How does Cesar end up in his neighbor's room?

6. What evidence shows that Cesar feels insecure about Lydia's feelings for him?

7. How do Cesar's ailments affect his relationship with Lydia?

8. How does Cesar feel about asking Lydia out on a date?

9. What is taking place with the hearts?

10. Why does Cesar's ice cream cart not succeed?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Cesar's daughter, Meriela, does not leave Cuba.

Part 1) Why?

Part 2) How does Cesar feel about her not wanting to leave?

Part 3) How is her life in Cuba different from many other Cubans? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Cesar takes a vacation to Cuba.

Part 1) Why does he go to Cuba?

Part 2) Who does he see in Cuba?

Part 3) What affect does this trip have on him?

Essay Topic 3

Nestor is killed at the age of thirty.

Part 1) How is he killed?

Part 2) Is it an accident or a suicide? Use information from the text to support your answer.

Part 3) How does his death affect those that are close to him?

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