The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1967, from where do Cesar's three remaining brothers escape?

2. Who does Cesar host at the club?

3. What happens to Celia and Cesar's relationship?

4. What is one reason why Mariela does not want to leave Cuba?

5. What can Cesar not stop?

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 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 3

Throughout his life, Cesar indulges in women and alcohol.

Part 1) Give an example of each.

Part 2) Why is he promiscuous?

Part 3) How do these indulgences affect his relationships with others?

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