Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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. Who blesses the marriage of Bernarda and Ygnacio?
4. How did the Marquis's father view him when he was younger?
5. What does the Bishop consider Dr. Abrenuncio?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the Viceroy introduced to Sierva and why?
2. What does the Bishop claim about maintaining faith to the Viceroy?
3. Why must the convent not cut Sierva's hair?
4. Describe the convent.
5. What is Cayetano's fate after confessing his love for Sierva to the Bishop?
6. How does Martina help Sierva?
7. Why does Bernarda run away from the mansion in Chapter 4?
8. What is the connection between the skull found in the crypts of the convent and the author's memories of a legend?
9. What happens to Cayetano during the eclipse?
10. What is significant about the book Cayetano speaks of to Dr. Abrenuncio?
Consider the paradox of Sierva being subjected to a torturous exorcism so that other characters may rid themselves of their own demons. Citing specific examples from the text, write an essay discussing one of the following:
- What is her family's role in her behavior and her subsequent imprisonment?
- The Bishop's perceived failure to keep everyone faithful to the church.
- The Abbess's extreme distaste for the citizens of New Grenada.
Citing specific examples from the text, write an essay discussing one of the following:
- The purpose in naming a character Judas Iscariote.
- The lepers as a symbol of the decay of the church.
- Father Aquino's mysterious death.
Citing specific examples from the text and including a strong thesis statement, discuss Father Cayetano's fear of women. Make sure the essay pinpoints the effects of this fear on his development as a character and the author's intent. Points to consider include his entrance into the priesthood, his dealings with the nuns, and, especially, his relationship with Sierva.
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