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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. Pura Vicario believes her daughters will make excellent wives because:
(a) They have been raised to serve men.
(b) They are not interested in their individuality.
(c) They have been raised to suffer.
(d) They are not confident enough to pursue their own goals.

2. Ironically, the Vicario brothers were engaged in what activity when they were called home?
(a) They were singing sad songs at the wedding.
(b) They were at a brothel with Santiago Nasar.
(c) They were sharpening their butchering knives.
(d) They were drinking at Clotilde Armenta's

3. What might Santiago's dreams of trees symbolize?
(a) The dreams seem to indicate feelings of guilt and inadequacy.
(b) The dreams seem to indicate delight over a secret.
(c) The dreams seem to indicate a fear of heights.
(d) The dreams seem to indicate a new love for Santiago.

4. Margo insists that Santiago:
(a) Stay at his grandparents' house.
(b) Join them at home for breakfast.
(c) Watch out for Pedro and Pablo Vicario.
(d) Go home and rest.

5. Who persuades the twins to wait until after the bishop's visit to kill Santiago?
(a) Divina Flor.
(b) Placida Linero.
(c) Clotilde Armenta.
(d) Victoria Guzman.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of the chapter, Santiago is compared to:

2. Angela's feelings toward Bayardo San Roman might be described as:

3. The narrator has a hard time believing Santiago was Angela's seducer because:

4. The widower Xius does not want to sell his house or the belongings inside of it because:

5. Angela Vicario's brothers want to kill Santiago because:

Short Essay Questions

1. What evidence of class distinction is symbolized in the chapter?

2. What opposing ideas or concepts are apparent in the chapter?

3. The magistrate, an objective party, serves what role for the reader?

4. The contrasting motifs of youth and old age suggest what about the characters' values?

5. Most of the characters affected negatively by Santiago Nasar's death were whom?

6. How do the motifs of selfishness and self-interest affect the events of the chapter.

7. Why do we learn about Bayardo San Roman from the narrator's mother?

8. Why is it significant that Bayardo has not opened Angela's letters?

9. What contrasting characteristics does Santiago have?

10. Though the town seems to support the Vicario twins' actions, where do we see signs of guilt or regret in the chapter?

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