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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. Though Chiche went to the university, what has he become?
2. What evening was Zulma "Vasca" Izurieta taken to be killed?
3. Why is this day different?
4. After her illegal move, how does Alicia feel?
5. As a child, what were the subjects of Alicia's poems?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the two fierce shadows of Alicia's poem?
2. What does the denim jacket mean to Alicia?
3. Rosa has seen one of the guards' faces---what is he worried about?
4. What does Vaca do just before he brings the prisoners the toothbrushes?
5. After the military visitor comes, where do the prisoners have to brush their teeth?
6. How do the prisoners communicate with the bread?
7. Why were high school students taken prisoner at the Little School?
8. How can Alicia guess Vasca's mood each day?
9. What was Alicia on the early bus to the suburbs?
10. While interrogating Alicia's husband, what do the guards think about the stream poem?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Alicia's nose.
1) As a young girl, how did Alicia feel about her nose?
2) What problems has she historically had with her nose?
3) How does her nose become a blessing at the Little School?
4) Ultimately, how do Alicia and her nose reconcile?
Essay Topic 2
Examine Alicia's poem about the stream.
1) What symbolism or metaphor is present in the poem?
2) Why does Alicia choose to recite the poem when she does?
3) Why do you think the guards are convince the poem is something subversive?
Essay Topic 3
By which groups of people does the Argentine military feel threatened? According to Alicia's writings, why are they are threat? How does Peronism play into the events of the novel? Initially, why does Alicia choose be become politically active? What is her mission now, after making it out of the Little School alive?
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