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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. Finish this sentence spoken by Poncia in the play, "The rest of them: lots of fine lace and linen camisoles, but nothing to their names but bread and ______".
(a) Water.
(b) Wine.
(c) Liver.
(d) Cheese.

2. How does Angustias describe her proposal from Pepe?
(a) Very casual.
(b) Special.
(c) Romantic.
(d) Joyous.

3. What does Poncia inspect and finds spots on?
(a) Silverware.
(b) The counters.
(c) Glassware.
(d) Plates.

4. What words do the two servants use to describe Bernarda before she returns home in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) Excited.
(b) Sad and melancholy.
(c) Tyrannical and demanding.
(d) Happy and cheerful.

5. What is the person who is locked up in another room of the house said to be?
(a) Old.
(b) Joyful.
(c) Sick.
(d) Insane.

Short Answer Questions

1. Complete the sentence spoken by Bernarda in the play, "With the ___ that opens all doors, and the hand that closes them."

2. How many daughters does Bernarda have?

3. Complete the sentence by Magdalena in the play, "If you're arguing about the ________, you are the richest one anyway, you can keep it all."

4. What does Bernarda ask Poncia regarding the men on the patio in Act 1, Part 3?

5. Complete the sentence spoken by Adela in the play, "If you don't want to embroider them, then ______ just as they are."

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Angustias' engagement ring described?

2. What does Magdalena say about a man named Pepe in regards to Angustias?

3. What happens when Adela gives Bernarda a brightly colored fan?

4. How does Bernarda react when she learns someone stole Pepe's picture?

5. What did Poncia see when up at 1:30 in the morning?

6. What reason does a Beggar Woman come to Bernarda's house?

7. How does Adela react to the lace brought out for Angustias?

8. What is the nature of Adela, Martirio, and Bernarda's argument regarding the woman who killed her child?

9. What is the nature of Adela's description of the white stallion in Act 3, Part 1?

10. What is the nature of Adela's discussion with Martirio about being Pepe's mistress?

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