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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why are residents of Tome being forced to move?
2. Why does La Loca cut the tag out of her clothing?
3. Where does Domingo stay after Sofi divorces him?
4. What does Fe ask La Loca to teach her to do?
5. What does Doctor Tolentino remove from Loca's body?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the experience of Felicia in the novel from the point at which she is involved in the Mexican Civil War to the point she takes Caridad under her wing. What is it like for her to be living in the United States? How would her experiences have been different had she been an American citizen?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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