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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the name of Allende's second child?
2. Who accompanies Allende and Paula on the plane trip to San Francisco?
3. Who is Pablo Neruda?
4. What does Allende see at her bedside one morning?
5. What does Allende's stepfather dress as to make an impression at Paula's school one day?
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
What was the nature of Meme's spirituality? How did it exhibit? Do you think it was authentic? Or was it the vivid imagination of a gifted storyteller? Explain.
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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