University of Toronto
Latin American Studies
LAS 200Y Fall 2012
Take Home Test 2 – Short Essay
Please select one of the following sets of questions to be answered according to the guidelines set
forth in the syllabus.
Remember that you must submit your response in the form of a 2-3 page short essay, delivered
through the Blackboard Web site for LAS 200Y, by noon on November 20 or, if failing to
access Blackboard, then you must advise us that you will turn in a paper copy in person at the
beginning of the lecture.
Please keep in mind the proper organization of an essay, which always includes a thesis
statement, development or argumentation with appropriate examples, and a conclusion. Correct
usage of grammar and vocabulary is also expected.
Your response must take into account one or more of the major points presented during the
lecture period and further discussed during the tutorial meetings.
Lecture Topics: The Spanish Golden Age, Spain in The New World, Colonial