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

2. Who does Cesar host at the club?

3. For what are these musicians searching?

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

5. From what is Cesar unable to stop himself?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Cesar joins the Merchant Marines.

Part 1) Why does he join the Merchant Marines?

Part 2) What does he do with the Merchant Marines?

Part 3) How does this experience affect Cesar?

Essay Topic 3

Cesar and Nestor leave Cuba, in part, because of their father.

Part 1) Describe their father.

Part 2) When Cesar sees his father in Cuba, has his father changed? Explain.

Part 3) How does their father's personality and behavior affect Cesar and Nestor?

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