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. Why is Cesar hospitalized?

2. What does she do to Cesar?

3. Why is it now difficult to make a living in Cuba?

4. Why does Cesar begin playing music again after his brother's death?

5. What does Cesar teach?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The hearts represent both Cesar and Nestor.

Part 1) Describe the scene with the hearts.

Part 2) What do the hearts mean, regarding Cesar and Nestor?

Part 3) How does this realization about the hearts affect Eugenio? Are the hearts an effective use of imagery? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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