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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. Which of the following best characterizes Mrs. Milagros' attitude about Rosaura?
2. What does the narrator of Part II, Chapter 11, claim to have predicted?
3. How long does Rosaura stay at the boarding house?
4. What does Eufrasia learn from a colleague?
5. Who wrote the statement in Part IV?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Camilo describe his process as a painter? How did he paint Mrs. Milagros and her daughters?
2. How does David Reguel explain Camilo and Rosaura's relationship?
3. How does Rosaura first come to the boarding house? How is she greeted?
4. Describe David Reguel's language.
5. How does Rosaura respond to Mrs. Milagros' questioning, and how does this make Mrs. Milagros feel?
6. How is the role of the inspector in Part III different from his role in earlier chapters?
7. How does Camilo's idealized mental version of Rosaura compare to who she is in reality?
8. What clues are there in Part I, Chapter 9 that Camilo and Rosa's relationship is not what it seems?
9. How does Eufrasia describe the relationship between the maid at the boarding house and Camilo?
10. How does the maid say that Rosaura really met Camilo?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mrs. Milagros is intensely frustrated by Camilo's lack of gumption when he receives the letter from Rosa telling him farewell. Her repressed romantic notions have entangled her in Camilo's love affair. She wants a happy ending, and she's willing to risk herself to obtain the happy ending for Camilo. She cannot understand Camilo's reaction to this letter, but she assumes it is because he is not like other men, not because the story does not add up. The reader, seeing the story from several perspectives, may disagree. How are the characters' different perspectives used to shape the storyline?
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
Male vs. female roles and stereotypes are addressed at various points throughout the text. Describe three scenes where this theme is highlighted.
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