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 can Cesar not stop?

2. What theme is very clear in this part?

3. Who is confined to a wheelchair?

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

5. Who does Cesar host at the club?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout his life, Cesar indulges in women and alcohol.

Part 1) Give an example of each.

Part 2) Why is he promiscuous?

Part 3) How do these indulgences affect his relationships with others?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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