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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. After they ran out of things to talk about, how would the narrator spend his evenings with his fiancé?

2. What is the name of the red light district where the narrator spent most nights?

3. For how many years did the narrator's fiancé leave the country after he left her at the altar?

4. The narrator describes himself as ugly, shy and __________.

5. The narrator's home is on the sunny side of what park?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rosa Cabarcas tell the narrator the girl's life is like?

2. What is the song that the narrator likes to sing to the girl about Delgadina?

3. What does the narrator do about his cat in the first few days of ownership?

4. Describe how the narrator almost married once.

5. Why does Rosa Cabarcas pull the narrator from the girl's bed one night?

6. What does the narrator discuss during his breakfasts with Rosa Cabarcas?

7. How does the narrator categorize the different decades of his life?

8. What does the narrator imagine happened during the stormy night?

9. How does the narrator's feeling for the girl change his column?

10. How has the narrator supplemented his income over the years?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the lasting impression that "Memories of My Melancholy Whores" makes on the reader? What do you think the author's intent was in writing this novel?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of sexual morality and how it resonates throughout the book. Define theme in your discussion and support your statements with examples and quotes.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the themes of love and redemption in the novel. Define theme and provide examples from the novel to support your conclusions.

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