The Tree of Red Stars 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. Who else does Magda believe visits Senora Francisca at night?

2. What is Emilia's father's reaction to his wife's act?

3. What does Cora reveal to Magda and Emilia in Chapter 4?

4. Who stays at the Cerro?

5. What does Magda's boyfriend hope to get from dating her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Raquel's conflict in Chapter 14?

2. What does Emilia find strange about Americans?

3. What realization does Magda make that has her joining the Tupamaros?

4. Why is Gabriela murdered?

5. How are the twins supposed to date boys?

6. What is the conflict between Marco and his parents?

7. What is significant about Gabriela reading palms?

8. Why does Senor Ruben's mistress come to see Senora Francisca?

9. What are Senora Francisca's feelings about the Tupas?

10. What are Lilita's feelings on the revolution in regard to her daughter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This novel gives a strong sense of the Uruguayan culture as it was during the revolution of the '60s. Discuss what you have learned about the culture from this novel, citing specific examples. Be sure to include the following:

1) Carnival.

2) Fiesta de quince.

3) Piropos.

4) Religion.

5) Class differences.

Essay Topic 2

Despite the characters' search for love, this novel is not about romance. The author uses romance and true love against the backdrop of the revolution to highlight the true atrocities of that the Uruguayan government commits. Discuss how one story enhances the other.

Part 1) Focus on one particular aspect (for example, Marco and Magda, Cora and Ramiro, etc.).

Part 2) How do the revolution and the corrupt government make the couplings possible?

Part 3) Why add any romantic subplot at all? How does it enhance the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Mamasita has a colorful past and had to overcome many obstacles before she could be with Magda's grandfather. Compare and contrast Mamasita's life with Magda's story. How are they different? How are they the same? How has Magda taken inspiration from her grandmother?

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