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. How do Mariela and her mother live comfortably in Cuba?

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

3. Why would Fernando like to help Cesar?

4. What does Cesar do in his basement workshop?

5. How does Cesar known Bernardito Mendelbaum?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Both Cesar and Nestor suffer from depression.

Part 1) What are the causes of their depression?

Part 2) Why do they not seek help?

Part 3) How do each of the brothers deal with their depression?

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