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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Pablo Neruda?
2. Who does Allende's mother befriend while on retreat?
3. What does Allende's stepfather dress as to make an impression at Paula's school one day?
4. In what year does Allende return to Chile after leaving at the time of the military coups?
5. Which of the following does not exist in Allende's home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the role of family in Allende's life. Explain why family seems to be especially important to Latin people and cultures. Cite three examples in the book that support this position.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Allende's independent attitude and controversial choices in relation to the burgeoning Women's Rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Cite some examples that indicate that Allende embraced the new attitudes and roles for women. In what ways does Allende fit both the typical and atypical roles of Latin women?
Essay Topic 3
Allende is a creative woman who lives an unconventional life. Do you think Allende could indulge her idiosyncrasies because her family's lifestyle allowed it? Or would Allende have found some outlet for her quirkiness regardless of her station in life? How much is financial status an issue in living the life that one pleases as opposed to the life one is obligated to live?
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