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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has Palinor the most afraid?
2. From where have Joffre and Dolca walked?
3. Why does Amara keep climbing?
4. Why does Beneditx say his faith is gone?
5. To what fire is Fra Murta referring?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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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