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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is La Loca represented by in the Sisters Tarot Deck?
2. What sort of business do Sofi and her neighbor decide to begin?
3. Who pays for Fe's funeral Mass?
4. For whom is Fe's death the hardest?
5. What symptoms does Fe begin to develop in reaction to her workplace?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The church plays a very significant role in the lives of Castillo's characters, even if most of the story does not refer directly to organized religion. What distinction do you think Castillo would make between religion and spirituality? Do you think she would claim that one is superior over the other? What role does religion play in the lives of Sofi and her daughters, as opposed to spirituality?
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
Francisco appears in Castillo's story only briefly, yet serves a significant role. Describe Francisco's character, his impact on the story, and any irony Castillo uses in writing about Francisco.
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