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

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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What theme is very clear in this part?

2. What can Cesar not stop?

3. Why does Perez convert the club?

4. For what are these musicians searching?

5. What does Cesar want for Mariela?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

A powerful theme in this novel is that the bonds of love are unbreakable.

Part 1) Name two unbreakable bonds of love found in this novel.

Part 2) Describe these two bonds.

Part 3) Is all the love in this book unbreakable? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Maria is Nestor's lost love.

Part 1) How does he lose her?

Part 2) What does he do to remember and honor her?

Part 3) How does he try to forget her? Is he successful? Why or why not?

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