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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. How does Galceran show he may have exposed Amara to God?
2. Why does Beneditx say his faith is gone?
3. What is Palinor doing when Fra Murta comes upon him?
4. Who does Amara say created her?
5. Why is Severo's dream important to him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Palinor is tortured?
2. Why is Josefa pleased with the way Amara is thinking?
3. Why does Severo turn Palinor over to Fra Murta?
4. What do the nuns believe about Amara and what do they do about it?
5. Summarize the discussion between Severo and Fra Murta about conscience and Palinor.
6. How does Severo feel about Fra Murta and why?
7. What does Fra Murta ask Amara and how does she respond?
8. Why does Severo say the experiment with Amara is void?
9. What does Fra Murta tell Severo about Aclar?
10. What does Amara do after Jamie leaves her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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