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

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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 drinks himself to death.

Part 1) Why does Cesar drink excessively?

Part 2) What effect does the alcohol have on his body and his relationships?

Part 3) Why does he not stop drinking?

Essay Topic 2

Cesar's ailments affect his relationship with Lydia.

Part 1) Who is Lydia?

Part 2) What are Cesar's ailments?

Part 3) How do his ailments affect their relationship?

Essay Topic 3

Cesar's will to live dies with his brother.

Part 1) Use information from the text to support this statement.

Part 2) Does Cesar's behavior change after his brother's death? What is the reason for his behavior?

Part 3) How does Cesar resolve this lack of desire to survive without his brother?

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