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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 old is Sierva?
2. Who reminds Don Ygnacio about the animal biting Sierva?
3. What does Don Ygnacio do for the man he meets on his way home from visiting the rabies patient?
4. What animal stays behind while the others run off on the estate of Ygnacio's father?
5. How did the twelve-year-old girl from the legend die?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why must the convent not cut Sierva's hair?
2. What happens to Sierva while in the marketplace?
3. What is the connection between the skull found in the crypts of the convent and the author's memories of a legend?
4. Describe Bernarda and Ygnacio's relationship with Sierva.
5. How does Bernarda spend her time on the sugar plantation and in what condition does she return?
6. What is special about the tall slave girl brought into New Grenada from the ship?
7. Why does Sierva prefer to live in the slave quarters instead of the mansion?
8. What sort of man does Don Ygnacio appear to be in Chapter 1?
9. Describe the character of the Bishop.
10. What does Dr. Abrenuncio believe about Sierva and her brush with rabies and what treatment does he recommend?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Citing specific examples from the text, discuss the ironic twists within the characters of this novel, including the following:
- The slaves' acceptance and caring of Sierva.
- Dulce Olivia's feelings about Sierva's situation in the convent. Part
- The nuns' attempted thefts of Sierva's necklaces.
Essay Topic 2
Sierva asks her father if love can truly conquer all. His response is that, while it can, it would be best if she did not believe it. Citing specific examples from the text, discuss the statement within the overall context of this novel. How does this statement ring true for Sierva? How does it fail? Does it appear that she believes love can conquer all? In the end, does it? Provide thorough explanations for each statement.
Essay Topic 3
What is significant about "The Four Books of Amadis of Gaul?" Why is this book banned by the church and confiscated from Cayetano in his youth? How does this relate to Dr. Abrenuncio and, especially, Father Cayetano? Do the classic literary connections "The Four Books of Amadis of Gaul" mirror any changes that happen to the doctor and the priest? Why or why not?
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