The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the man who hires Beli for her first job?

2. When is Trujillo gunned down?

3. What does Beli think she sees after her beating by the Secret Police?

4. What is Lola reading when her mother calls her into the bathroom in Part I, Chapter Two?

5. When did LBJ authorize an illegal invasion of the Dominican republic?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are two other outcasts at school where Belicia attends?

2. Where do two large men take Beli when they grab her in the park the first time in Part I, Chapter Three?

3. Why does Oscar consider it odd that Miggs can get a girlfriend?

4. What is life like for Belicia at her aunt's home, as described in Part I, Chapter Three?

5. How and where does Beli get her first job?

6. Who were the Mirabal sisters?

7. What does Lola do after she cuts her hair and her mother tells her to wear a wig?

8. In Part I, Chapter Three, why does the narrator think Belicia is ungrateful?

9. What was the Gangster doing by the time he was between the ages of 12 and 14?

10. In Part I, Chapter Two, what does Lola say about her mother's parenting skills?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Belicia got a scholarship to attend a good school. Why did it seem to be a good idea for Belicia to attend El Redentor, and why did it prove to be a bad decision?

Essay Topic 2

Oscar struggled after college. Why did Oscar suffer with depression and suicide after his college graduation?

Essay Topic 3

Belicia's growing up years are described in Chapter 3. What type of person was Belicia, and what need inside of her shaped her character and who she was?

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