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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who sends the messenger to tell La Loca about Esperanza's death?
2. Who does Fe share an apartment with?
3. What does Esperanza usually want to talk about?
4. Who lives in the house Caridad has been watching?
5. Who is Caridad in love with?
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
Characters' names are symbolic in this story. Choose two characters and describe what their names symbolize. Why would Castillo choose these particular names for the characters?
Essay Topic 3
Which character in Castillo's book is most likable? Why? Which character do you like the least? What is it about that particular character that causes you to dislike him or her?
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