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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do Gabriel and his friends celebrate?
2. What does Norma want Ixca to tell her?
3. What happens to Manuel on his way to Acapulco?
4. What does Rodrigo show when he learns his mother is dead?
5. Who is a challenging voice of dissent in Federico's life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Gervasio Pola's death is a key symbol in this story.
Part 1) Describe Gervasio Pola and the events surrounding his death.
Part 2) How does his death affect the other characters?
Part 3) How is his death symbolic? What does it symbolize?
Essay Topic 2
Norma and Federico's marriage is a farce.
Part 1) Why did they marry?
Part 2) Are they satisfied with their marriage? Why or why not?
Part 3) Is this a strong, lasting relationship? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Pimpelina has remained an unmarried virgin.
Part 1) Has she ever been in love? If so, with whom, and why does the relationship end?
Part 2) Why has she never married?
Part 3) Based on the information in the story, do you believe she will ever find anyone to marry? Why or why not?
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