Of Love and Other Demons Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does the doctor advise Don Ygnacio to do with his daughter?

2. What are the slaves sent to do towards the end of chapter one?

3. How much is the beautiful slave bought for?

4. What religion besides Christianity does Dominga follow?

5. Whom does Ygnacio marry when he returns to his father's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ygnacio's father object to his son marrying Dulce Olivia?

2. Describe Bernarda and Ygnacio's relationship with Sierva.

3. Why does Sierva prefer to live in the slave quarters instead of the mansion?

4. How does Bernarda force the Marquis into marriage?

5. What treatments does Sierva receive in her father's effort to cure her "madness?"

6. Why does the Marquis give his daughter to the Holy Office?

7. What happens to Sierva while in the marketplace?

8. Describe Ygnacio as a youth.

9. What is special about the tall slave girl brought into New Grenada from the ship?

10. How does Bernarda spend her time on the sugar plantation and in what condition does she return?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Citing specific examples from the text and including a strong thesis, discuss the use of Sierva as a "blank slate" for all the other characters, including the following:

- Attributes assigned to her by other people.

- Cayetano's obsession and love for her.

- Her neglectful childhood.

- Her affiliation with the slaves and their culture.

- The author's intent in leaving Sierva's personality a mystery.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Dr. Abrenuncio and Father Cayetano are the two most highly educated men in New Grenada. Citing specific examples from the text, discuss these two characters, including the following:

- Their differing backgrounds of science and faith.

- Their perceptions of each other, before and after they meet.

- Their concern over Sierva's fate.

- The possibilities of faith and science coming together, as exemplified by these two characters.

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