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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Cesar host at the club?

3. About what does Cesar worry?

4. Why does Celia do this to Cesar?

5. Why would Fernando like to help Cesar?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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