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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Daniel learn about Clara when he calls the Gustavos?
2. Who surprises Daniel and his father at the bookshop at the beginning of City of Shadows Chapter 34?
3. What do Daniel and Fermín learn about Jacinta on their second visit to her home?
4. Why does Bea leave home?
5. Where does Daniel take his son at the conclusion of the book?
Essay Topic 1
At Nuria's funeral, Palacios pulls Daniel aside and tells Daniel that Nuria's last words were, "There are worse prisons than words" and to let " Penélope go." Palacious thinks the words are intended for Daniel. Who are the words really intended for? Explore what Nuria means by this statement. How is it relevant that these are her final words?
Essay Topic 2
Many portions of the story pit good against evil. How do these confrontations play out? How does the author represent both good and evil in the story through characters and symbols? Which do you think triumphs in the end - good or evil?
Essay Topic 3
Daniel has very different and sometime complicated relationships with women. Describe Daniel's relationships with Clara, Nuria and Bea. How do those relationships affect Daniel's life? How are his dealings with each woman different? How are they similar?
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