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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who pays for Fe's funeral Mass?
2. Who lives in the house Caridad has been watching?
3. Why are residents of Tome being forced to move?
4. How do Loca's followers refer to her?
5. What is La Loca's favorite place?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The title of Castillo's work, "So Far From God," does not clearly communicate the theme of his book. In your opinion, why does Castillo choose this particular title for her work? What does this title signify? What does it tell readers about the story?
Essay Topic 2
Magical realism is an important aspect of Castillo's work. How is this technique used to tell the story of Sofi and her daughters? What does magical realism contribute to the effect of Castillo's work on readers? How does she incorporate it into the greater work?
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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