The House of Bernarda Alba Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Complete the sentence by Bernarda in the play, "I never pry into anyone else's, but I want _______ kept up, and harmony inside the family."

2. What does Adela say will be enough for her just so she can be free in Act 3, Part 2?

3. Who does Adela try to apologize to in Act 3, Part 2?

4. Complete the sentence by Prudencia in the play, "What's important is that everything works out for the _______."

5. What do the Servant and Poncia say all of Bernarda's daughters are that would cause their blood ties to be forgotten?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the play, one common theme is the dominant role men have in the play. Part 1.) How are men portrayed as the dominant sex in the play? Part 2.) What might the author be saying about the importance for women to have men in their lives based on the portrayal of men in the play? Part 3.) What might the author be saying about the society of the people of the play based on this depiction of men?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the concept of propriety that is represented in the play. What reasons does Bernarda have for insisting on keeping up such ancient traditions in her family? What might the author be saying about Bernarda based on her treatment of propriety in the play?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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