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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Cora ultimately end up doing about her relationship with her boyfriend?
2. How does Mitrione finally die?
3. What position does Magda take with the USIS?
4. What is Cora's condition in Chapter 16, according to Ramiro?
5. What is the link between the government and the Tupas?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
While in America, Magda is surprised to discover that her American sister, Janet, is very trusting and passive of her government. Write an essay on the following parts:
Part 1) Compare and contrast Magda's experiences with the Uruguayan government and her thoughts on the American government with Janet's beliefs.
Part 2) Analyze how each girl feels about the other's beliefs.
Part 3) Discuss what happens that changes Janet's mind about trusting the government completely.
Essay Topic 2
The Uruguayan government becomes increasingly corrupt as the novel goes on. Describe the transition of the government from the beginning of the novel to the end. How has the government gone through so many changes? How do these changes affect Magda and Marco? Which, if any of the characters, have a direct impact on the changing government? Cite specific examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Magda and Emilia are best friends. Despite their differences, they try to help and protect each other as best as they can, even if it does not always end up well.
Part 1) Compare and contrast Magda and Emilia. What are their similarities? Their differences?
Part 2) How does Magda's desire to protect Emilia end up hurting both of the girls in the long run? How could these events have been avoided?
Part 3) Where are both of the girls at the end of the novel? How have they changed? How have they stayed the same? Are they still best friends? Why or why not?
This section contains 351 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)