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. Where does Amara go?
2. What toy has Jaime brought Amara?
3. Who is to stay with Palinor?
4. While the four men are eating dinner, what does Beneditx do?
5. What are the men doing at the snow house?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Severo looking on a map of the world?
2. How does Amara get away from the convent?
3. What does Palinor tell Beneditx about his view of the truth?
4. What does Josefa observe about Amara especially when thinking about her younger brothers?
5. What does Severo decide to do with the wolf girl?
6. Why don't Margalida and Josefa get along?
7. For what is Beneditx noted?
8. How does the author ask the reader to think about the island? What would those thoughts reveal?
9. What does Palinor tell Beneditx about the need to explain everything?
10. What happened to Amara that put her into her present condition when brought back to the Abbey?
Palinor would consider anything a sin that advanced oneself at the expense of another. Sin should be left to church anyway, because churchmen have the expertise, Palinor says.
1. Discuss what behaviors might be considered sin by Palinor according to the above statement.
2. Do you agree with Palinor that sin should be left to the church? Why or why not?
3. Explain why, according to Palinor's definition of sin, his behavior with Dolca and Joffre would not be considered a sin.
The theme of whether coincidences or luck have a place in a world supposedly ruled by God comes into play in Chapter 1.
1. What do you think the statement above means? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. There are some belief systems which state there are no coincidences. Discuss what you think about this belief.
3. Do you think the theme of whether coincidences or luck have a place in a world is adequately supported in the first chapter? Why or why not?
Severo gets further proof of his belief that all things are God-ordained, when he encounters Josefa at Sant Clara. What one man sees as evidence of God's work, however, may look like a series of coincidences to another.
1. Do you think the fact of Josefa being at the convent is farther proof that there are no coincidences or accidents? Why or why not?
2. What do you think is meant by the second statement above? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
3. Discuss a situation you or someone you know have experienced that would support or disavow Severo's belief in all things being God-ordained.
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