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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. Why does Rafal tell Severo he can no longer serve him?
2. Where will Jamie take Amara?
3. How does Galceran show he may have exposed Amara to God?
4. What does Severo hope about Fra Murta?
5. What does Fra Murta say will make Palinor confess his sins?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Fra Murta tell Severo about Aclar?
2. What does Sor Agnete realize about the crucifix in the chapel?
3. What does Palinor see as he rides into Ciudad?
4. What does Amara do after Jamie leaves her?
5. Summarize the discussion between Severo and Fra Murta about conscience and Palinor.
6. Why does Severo say the experiment with Amara is void?
7. How does Fra Murta finally get Palinor?
8. What happened when Severo and Fra Murta question Amara for the second time?
9. What does Eseranca say about Palinor?
10. Why doesn't the abbess care about Amara?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Amara's experience in the chapel affirms her utter lack of knowledge of God and gives Sor Agnete a new outlook on how non-Christians might see the world.
1. Why do you think Amara's experience in the chapel demonstrates there is no innate knowledge of God?
2. Do you think Sor Agnete will be able to translate what she realizes into wisdom? Why or why not?
3. Why do you think Amara would be frightened by the crucifix?
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?
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