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

Oscar Hijuelos
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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

Nestor and Cesar's cousin, Pedro, warns them that the only way to happiness is through family.

Part 1) Why does he give them this warning?

Part 2) Do they heed this warning? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this warning affect Cesar later in life?

Essay Topic 2

The Mambo Kings are a very popular band in the 1950s.

Part 1) Who are the Mambo Kings? How do they end up in the United States?

Part 2) How do they become popular?

Part 3) How do the Mambo Kings handle their fame and fortune?

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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