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

2. What does the Servant say Bernarda's mother wished to do in Act 1, Part 2?
(a) Have a baby.
(b) Die.
(c) Get married.
(d) Eat.

3. Who goes out to get linen for the girls to start work on their hope chests?
(a) Adela.
(b) Angustias.
(c) Martirio.
(d) Amelia.

4. Who does the servant tell Bernarda was looking at the men on the patio?
(a) Martirio.
(b) Adela.
(c) Angustias.
(d) Amelia.

5. What does Poncia make a pointed comment about regarding what the lace could be used for?
(a) Underwear.
(b) Bed linens.
(c) Baby's clothes.
(d) A dress.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Bernarda and Poncia come in discussing regarding Angustias in Act 1, Part 3?

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

3. What does a woman who was abducted from her home return the following morning with, according to the story in Act 1, Part 3?

4. What do Amelia, Magdalena, Martirio, and Angustias sit doing with Poncia at the beginning of Act 2, Part 1?

5. What does Poncia say Angustias will be busy doing soon after she's married?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Bernarda and the mourners make small talk about at the beginning of Act 1, Part 2?

2. What does Bernarda tell her daughters when they begin arguing in Act 2, Part 2?

3. Why is a large crowd gathering near Bernarda's house that the daughters watch in Act 2, Part 3?

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

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

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

7. How is Adela's appearance described when she returns from the corral in Act 3, Part 2?

8. What does Poncia tell Bernarda that Angustias overheard from the men on the porch?

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

10. What do the sisters say they wish for when watching the reapers in the field?

(see the answer keys)

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