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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who goes out to get linen for the girls to start work on their hope chests?
2. What time did Poncia say she actually heard Pepe leave the house in Act 2, Part 1?
3. Who does the Servant say she is glad will never force her to have sex with him?
4. Complete the sentence spoken by Bernarda in the play, "With the ___ that opens all doors, and the hand that closes them."
5. How does Angustias describe her proposal from Pepe?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Martirio say about a man she once liked in Act 1, Part 3?
2. Why is a large crowd gathering near Bernarda's house that the daughters watch in Act 2, Part 3?
3. What reason does a Beggar Woman come to Bernarda's house?
4. How is Adela's appearance described when she returns from the corral in Act 3, Part 2?
5. How does Angustias react when Bernarda tells her to patch things up with Martirio?
6. What is the nature of Maria Josefa's interaction with a lamb in the play?
7. How is Bernarda's mother described the first time she is seen in the play?
8. What does Bernarda say she will be doing after her daughters argue about what time Pepe has been leaving their house?
9. What does Adela say about the stars in Act 3, Part 1?
10. How does Bernarda respond when Poncia suggests something dangerous was happening in her home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the play, many characters, primarily Bernarda, show a great deal of violence towards the other characters. Part 1.) What motivations might Bernarda have for exhibiting such violence against her family members and servants in the play? Part 2.) What might the author hope for the violence in the play to be representative of? Part 3.) How might Bernarda be using her violence to gain control of in the play?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the role of the family house in the play. What might the author be hoping for the house to represent in terms of freedom and imprisonment in the play? What role does the house play in the fate of those living in it?
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