|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Beneditx think will convince Palinor of God?
2. What does the priest tell the Mother Superior?
3. What does Gillem offer to do?
4. Where do they decide to send Palinor?
5. What does Josefa ask to do with Amara?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Joffre ask Palinor and what was his reply?
2. How does Amara get away from the convent?
3. Where does Palinor travel to find help and what does the prefect observe about him?
4. What happens when Dolca comes into Palinor's room on an errand?
5. How does Severo respond to Jamie's story?
6. When a man comes up to Amara and Josefa as they cut nettles what does he tell them?
7. What does Severo tell the nuns about Amara's suffering?
8. What do the nuns decide to do with Amara first and how do they do it?
9. What is the creature, the nervados, tracked doing when they see it and what happens in the first few minutes?
10. Why is Beneditx angry and what does he remember about his mother's anger?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is a glimmer of hope for the nuns as Amara takes to the litter box. Her savage nature, however, is once more revealed as she immediately is accepted into a pack of hunters' hounds.
1. Do you think it is possible for a child to be raised in the wilds and survive? Why or why not?
2. Do you think, given Amara's age, she will ever be able to act completely human? Why or why not?
3. How do you think the situation with Amara could be used to test the nature versus nurture controversy?
Essay Topic 2
This book raises questions of what is human and what is animal, as well as questions of sin and forgiveness. Amara, who the nuns are trying to reform from her wolf-like ways, is treated horribly when she is gang-raped by shepherds.
1. Would you call the behavior of the shepherds more human than Amara's behavior at the Abbey? Why or why not?
2. Discuss what you believe is the difference between a human and an animal. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
3. What do you think the nuns should do with Amara at this point in the novel?
Essay Topic 3
The fiery scene that Palinor encounters, as he enters Ciudad, represents Palinor's fear of dying by fire, and his fate in hell that religious leaders believe awaits unrepentant heretics. Fire is the one connection that Palinor shares with his religious adversaries and the only thing Palinor seems to be afraid of.
1. Discuss the symbolism surrounding the scene when Palinor rides into Ciudad.
2. Discuss in detail what kind of man do you think Fra Murta is that he would have the people out on the streets with torches for Palinor to see.
3. Why is Palinor's fear of dying by fire reasonable?
This section contains 1,148 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)