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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old is Loca when people hear she is dying?
2. Where do Felicia and Doctor Tolentino sometimes meet?
3. Who lives in the house Caridad has been watching?
4. What is La Loca's favorite place?
5. Who comes to visit Loca regularly before her death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How do specific characters conform to expectations of those around them in Castillo's story? In what context does this occur? What is the author seeming to say about the impact conformation may have on relationships between people?
Essay Topic 2
Castillo uses a great deal of imagery in her book, particularly when using magical realism. What specific examples of imagery did Castillo include? How does this imagery add to the readers' experience of the story?
Essay Topic 3
If you could choose one of Castillo's characters to be identified as the tragic hero/ine, who would it be and why? Do you think this particular character is more of a tragic hero than other characters? What is it about the character that helps him or her to be defined this way?
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