The Tortilla Curtain Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What has happened to Candidó to delay his arrival at Canoga Park?

2. Why does Kyra pull off the side of the road?

3. Why does a woman hit Delaney's car?

4. What does Delaney receive for free at the grocery store?

5. Who is Todd Sweet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Boyle's story presents two marriages that appear to be very different from one another. How are the relationships different? How are they the same? Be sure to use specific examples from your reading.

Essay Topic 2

Boyle's book revolves around ethical and moral issues as well as questions regarding ethical boundaries. What ethical boundaries are breached or broken in this story? Does this happen because of necessity or simple ignorance? Identify one ethical boundary and defend the character's reasoning for breaking it.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the experience of Candidó and América in the first part of the book from the point at which Candidó is hit by a car to the point at which he is recovered from his injuries. What is it like for them to be living in the United States? What are the advantages and disadvantages of their current living and employment situations?

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