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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Woman Hollering Creek is known as the creek one passes on their way where, according to the narrator?
(a) Laredo, Texas
(b) San Antonio, Texas
(c) Seguin, Texas
(d) Austin, Texas
2. In the telenovela Maria de Nadie, the heroine has the ill fortune of falling in love with the beautiful son of what family?
(a) The Morales family
(b) The Hernandez family
(c) The Arrocha family
(d) The Ortiz family
3. The narrator compares Cleofilas’ father’s head with what in the beginning of the story?
(a) A parrot
(b) A burro
(c) A wolf
(d) A catfish
4. What does the baby do as he pulls up fistfuls of grass by the creek?
(a) He weeps
(b) He laughs
(c) He screams
(d) He sings
5. What is Cleofilas doing when Maximiliano makes a rude gesture implying she needs to have sex?
(b) Cooking dinner
(c) Reading a book
(d) Washing dishes
Short Answer Questions
1. In the folk tale of La Llorona which is cited in “Woman Hollering Creek,” the heroine is not allowed into heaven until she has found what?
2. Maximiliano was said to have killed who in a bar brawl?
3. What is the name of Cleofilas’ maid of honor at her wedding?
4. At what time is Cleofilas’ doctor’s appointment when she goes to see about the health of her second pregnancy?
5. The creek that runs behind Cleofilas’ house in America is called what in Spanish?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does La Llorona represent symbolically and thematically in “Woman Hollering Creek”?
2. What is significant about the names “Felice,” “Graciela,” and “Cleofilas” in the story? What meanings do these names have?
3. How do dreams and reality contrast in Cleofilas’ marriage to Juan Pedro in “Woman Hollering Creek”?
4. How does the meaning of the creek’s name change to Cleofilas at the end of the story?
5. How does the narrator describe the setting where Cleofilas and Juan Pedro live after marrying?
6. What symbolic elements in the story represent the borders that alienate Cleofilas?
7. How does Cleofilas compare romantic love to the love between parent and child?
8. How is Cleofilas’ relationship with Trini described in “Woman Hollering Creek”?
9. How is the myth of La Llorona described historically? What character is La Llorona similar to in the telenovelas described in “Woman Hollering Creek”?
10. Why does Cleofilas doubt her ability to return home when she considers it in the story?
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