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?
Discuss the author's portrayal of social class in the play. What might the author be saying by showing Bernarda's insistence that her family has a higher social class than the other villagers? What might the author want social class to represent in the play?
Examine the concept of reputation in the play. What reasons does Bernarda have for paying so much attention to her daughters' reputations? What is telling of Bernarda based on her reaction to her daughters' reputation being in danger?
Examine the concept of mourning in the play. What does mourning represent to the characters in the play? What barriers does mourning play in the lives of the play's characters in terms of forming relationships and moving on with their lives?
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