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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. Angela Vicario's brothers insist that she:
(a) Reveal the name of her lover.
(b) Uphold the family honor.
(c) Return to her husband and beg forgiveness.
(d) Leave the household forever.

2. Pura Vicario's silent beating of her daughter suggests:
(a) She doesn't want anyone else in the family to learn about Angela.
(b) She is so angry she has no words for Angela.
(c) She has no power of her own.
(d) She has conflicting duties as disciplinarian and protector of the family.

3. Luisa Santiaga assumes that the noise in the streets is caused by:
(a) The roosters crowing at the dock.
(b) Santiago's murder.
(c) The bishop's arrival.
(d) The wedding party starting up again.

4. Angela's feelings toward Bayardo San Roman might be described as:
(a) Curious and excited.
(b) Bashful and withdrawn.
(c) Fearful and concerned.
(d) Contemptuous and resentful.

5. The emotion Angela Vicario most clearly expresses when all is revealed is:
(a) Fear.
(b) Relief.
(c) Anger.
(d) Remorse.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Divina Flor claims she did not warn Santiago about the murder plot against him because:

3. What does Luisa Santiaga learn on her way to warn Placida Linero about the murder plot?

4. Pura Vicario knows bad news is coming because of what?

5. All of the Vicario children had been raised to:

Short Essay Questions

1. The author uses the words "tortured" and "terrified" to describe the bride, and the word "devastation" to describe the aftermath of the wedding. How are these words appropriate?

2. Explain the reason for the murder plot.

3. What birth images or references appear in the chapter to contrast Santiago's death?

4. After the murder, how do people feel about the twins' actions?

5. What evident contrast does the twins' attitude toward the murder do we see reflected in the townspeople?

6. What is significant about the fact that the bishop is visiting to bless the town on the day Santiago Nasar is to be murdered?

7. What is suggested by the phrase, "My sister felt the angel pass by?"

8. What ironies occur on the morning of Santiago's death?

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

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

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