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The House of Bernarda Alba Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Bernarda give Angustias to wipe off her makeup?



2. How does Poncia say she saw Adela sitting at her window the night before in Act 2, Part 1?



3. Complete the sentence by Poncia in the play, "Cling to that ______, and forget him."



4. What does Adela say she is going into the village wearing the next day after the funeral?



5. What does Poncia say men find soon after becoming married?



Short Essay Questions

1. What does Adela say about mourning in Act 1, Part 3?



2. What is the nature of Poncia and Bernarda's conversation regarding taking drinks to the men on the patio?



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



4. Why does Bernarda tell Poncia that she didn't allow Martirio to marry the man who was courting her?



5. What does Bernarda say she will be doing after her daughters argue about what time Pepe has been leaving their house?



6. What happens to Martirio when she is caught with Pepe's picture?



7. What does Adela complain to Poncia about Martirio in Act 2, Part 1?



8. What is the nature of Maria Josefa's interaction with a lamb in the play?



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



10. Why does Angustias run into the room angrily in Act 2, Part 2?



Essay Topics

Examine the concept of freedom in the play. What does freedom seem to represent to the characters in the play, namely Adela and Maria Josefa? What is hindering these characters from finding true freedom? What might the author be saying about the price freedom costs?

Discuss the author's portrayal of morality in the play. What lengths does Bernarda go through to ensure her family's morality is kept intact? What reasons does the author have for presenting morality in such a way in the play?

Examine the role of sex in the play. What is the author saying about the importance and danger that come with sex? What does sex represent to the daughters in the play?

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