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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. What action takes place that has the Bishop stepping in to check on Sierva?

2. Who tells Ygnacio that Sierva is going mad?

3. Why does Sierva lie to the doctor?

4. What does Ygnacio's father forbid?

5. What are Bernarda Cabrera's two drugs of choice?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Dr. Abrenuncio's views on the Holy Office and exorcisms?

2. Describe Ygnacio as a youth.

3. What happens to Sierva while in the marketplace?

4. How does Sierva die and what miracle occurs after her death?

5. How does Father Aquino bring hope to Sierva?

6. What does the Bishop claim about maintaining faith to the Viceroy?

7. How do Cayetano and Dr. Abrenuncio bond?

8. Why does Bernarda run away from the mansion in Chapter 4?

9. What is significant about the tunnel that leads to the convent?

10. How does the friendship between Ygnacio and Dr. Abrenuncio begin?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Citing specific examples from the text, write an essay discussing one of the following:

- Bernarda as a symbol of New Grenada's decay.

- The use of dogs as objects of fear as opposed to faithful companions.

- Sierva's Santeria jewelry and their representation of a non-biased person.

Essay Topic 2

Citing specific examples from the text, write an essay discussing one of the following:

- Compare and contrast Martina and Cayetano's fall from grace.

- The role of the Viceroy and Vicereine regarding Sierva's fate.

- Dr. Abrenuncio and his horse.

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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