Rosaura a Las Diez Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Marco Denevi
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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. Who is between Camilo and the young person he meets at his job site?

2. What color is Rosaura's hair?

3. How does Mrs. Milagros claim Camilo speaks about art?

4. Who claims to have met Rosaura?

5. What happens to the boarding house while Camilo stays there?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Camilo react to the letter that he receives telling him that he and his love must be separated and that he should be patient and wait?

2. How is the letter described in Part I, Chapter 4 different from the earlier letters?

3. How does Mrs. Milagros respond to David Reguel's claim that he has a relationship with Rosaura that is independent of Camilo?

4. Who narrates Part I, Chapter 1, of the text, and why does she tell her story?

5. How does the author create an immediate sense of urgency and suspense in Part I, Chapter 1?

6. Who is David Reguel, and how is he introduced in the book?

7. What is Camilo's arrangement to work on the new restoration project described in Part I, Chapter 5?

8. In the Part I, Chapter 3, at what point does Mrs. Milagros claim that things changed at the boarding house?

9. In Part I, Chapter 6, how do the people staying at the boarding house begin to talk about Rosaura?

10. What opinion and advice does Mrs. Milagros give Camilo about his love?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the first part of the novel, several weeks after Camilo moves in, the narrator follows Camilo to his studio to see what it's like. She is impressed by his business and can't believe that people pay him so much money to restore their paintings. At this point, the difference in Camilo's finances and Mrs. Milagros' finances is underlined. At what other points in the book is the theme of money addressed by comparing the way that two different characters live due to their financial situations?

Essay Topic 2

The difference between appearances, fantasy, and reality are blurred in several scenes in the text. Describe these moments in the text as well as the repeated imagery that may have to do with the blurring of these boundaries.

Essay Topic 3

Two little discussed characters in the novel are the maid Elsa and the man who kills Rosaura (Turco). Why do you believe that the author includes so little detail about these characters?

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