Tropic of Orange: A Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

Karen Tei Yamashita
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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. While on the bus, what does Rafaela ask Arcangel about his job?

2. What box does Rafaela empty at Gabriel's house in Chapter 24?

3. Where does Emi sunbathe in Chapter 41?

4. Why does Buzzworm want Gabriel to visit Mexico in Chapter 25?

5. Why does Gabriel send Bobby a fax in Chapter 40?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 39, how does Rafaela help Gabriel try to find Sol?

2. How does Gabriel feel about the use of technology in his news reporting?

3. What happens after the gun is fired in Chapter 42?

4. How do Gabriel and Emi's attitudes toward the news differ in Chapters 26 and 27?

5. Why doesn't Rafaela tell Gabriel about the people harvesting human organs in Chapter 24?

6. What happens when Gabriel calls Emi in Chapter 29?

7. How does Arcangel bond with Rodriguez in Chapter 23?

8. Why does Rafaela visit Gabriel's house, after leaving Dona Maria's, in Chapter 24?

9. Why does Buzzworm keep telling Emi about the police in Chapter 31?

10. What does Buzzworm do once he has possession of the cooler Rafaela mailed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the author use language and tone in developing the various settings and scenes in this novel? Consider the connotations of her word choice.

Essay Topic 2

Complete a character analysis on Arcangel. How is he described? What role does he play in the novel? How do his magical qualities affect this novel? How does Arcangel's character influence the major themes of this novel?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Rafaela to Emi. How do these characters define women and their role in society in this novel? How do their feelings toward work affect this definition? How do their attitudes about the homeless and crime affect this definition? Consider the reactions of other characters to these women as a way to gauge approval, or disapproval, of the role of women.

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