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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. What does Maria Josefa ask Bernarda to give back of hers in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Her picture.
(b) Her lace veil.
(c) Her string of pearls.
(d) Her black dress.

2. What do the bells announce the last of in the day in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) Prayers.
(b) Parades.
(c) Church services.
(d) Meal.

3. During Bernarda's conversation with the mourners, what does she tell her daughters not to do?
(a) Yell.
(b) Talk.
(c) Cry.
(d) Laugh.

4. What is Bernarda's mother's name?
(a) Magdalena.
(b) Amelia.
(c) Maria-Josefa.
(d) Adela.

5. What do the servants' complaints change to when Bernarda enters the room in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) Wails of grief.
(b) Silence.
(c) Laughter.
(d) Cries of sympathy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who do Amelia, Magdalena, Martirio, and Angustias talk about at the beginning of Act 2, Part 1?

2. Who says that it's better to never even look at a man and that she's been afraid of men since she was a girl?

3. Where does Bernarda tell the servants to take her mother so she cannot be seen by the villagers?

4. What does Poncia tell Adela will probably happen to Angustias soon after she marries Pepe that will allow her to marry him?

5. What is the name of Bernarda's daughter who stops crying after the women go out in Act 1, Part 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Poncia suggest they could use the lace?

2. What does Poncia say about Bernarda's daughters at the beginning of the play?

3. How does Angustias say Pepe proposed to her?

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

5. How does Bernarda react when Poncia tells her that her daughters are the right age to be married?

6. How does Bernarda respond when Poncia suggests something dangerous was happening in her home?

7. In what way does Bernarda tell Poncia to have the men leave and why in Act 1, Part 2?

8. What does Poncia say women must deal with after they are married?

9. How is Angustias' engagement ring described?

10. What does the Servant say about Bernarda's late husband in Act 1, Part 1?

(see the answer keys)

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