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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Cora meet her boyfriend?
2. Who dies as a result of the challenge?
3. Why did Mitrione kidnap beggars?
4. What happens when Marco visits Magda in Chapter 22?
5. What does Jaime want from Magda's mother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the motifs of this novel is the transition of the traditional woman (wife and mother) into something more modern and independent. Write an essay based on that thesis. Cite specific examples and incidents from the book to support the thesis.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
This novel draws a lot of inspiration from true events and even brings in historical characters. Discuss the use of historical characters in this novel (Geoffrey Jackson, Dan Mitrione and Che Guevara). What do these real-life men add to the fictional novel? Does it seem likely that Magda would be involved with each one of them? Why or why not? What is the author's reasoning in drawing in real-life people to a fictional story? Cite specific examples from the text.
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