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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. How does the narrator of Part II, Chapter 11, characterize Camilo?
2. Where does the maid describe traveling?
3. Which of the following best describes Rosaura's attitude before her wedding?
4. How does the narrator of Part II, Chapter 11, characterize the people who live at the boarding house?
5. Where was Eufrasia when there was a fight between David and Camilo?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Mrs. Milagros' daughters take an interest in Rosaura's identification?
2. How does Rosaura first come to the boarding house? How is she greeted?
3. Why does Reguel claim he foresaw a crime? How does he describe Camilo's character?
4. How is imagery of the ocean used in Part I, Chapter 8?
5. How does Eufrasia describe the relationship between the maid at the boarding house and Camilo?
6. How does Mrs. Milagros describe the wedding and the party afterward?
7. How does Camilo describe his process as a painter? How did he paint Mrs. Milagros and her daughters?
8. How does Eufrasia describe the day of the fight that Mrs. Milagros and David Reguel also testify about?
9. How does Rosaura respond to Mrs. Milagros' questioning, and how does this make Mrs. Milagros feel?
10. What clues are there in Part I, Chapter 9 that Camilo and Rosa's relationship is not what it seems?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mrs. Milagros opens the book describing the assumptions that she has about another character before really getting to know him. Her assumptions prove wrong on several points. These are shown to be wrong in her own narrative as well as in the contrasting narratives of other characters. How do the assumptions of others limit the character's options? How do they shape relationships? List the principal assumptions that shape the story.
Essay Topic 2
Marco Denevi creates an immediate tension by mentioning an investigation. It is Mrs. Milagros' response to this investigation that opens the book. Describe three details that help build the tension as the story progresses.
Essay Topic 3
What people and things are presented as unimportant but turn out to be central to the novel's mystery?
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