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. 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?
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Citing specific examples from the text and including a strong thesis statement, discuss the use of religion in this novel, including the following:
- Dr. Abrenuncio's relationship with the church and the Marquis
- Dominga's religions and the effects on Sierva Part
- The Abbess and the Bishop's relationship with each other.
Essay Topic 3
Citing specific examples from the text and including a strong thesis statement, discuss the physical intimacy of Cayetano's relationship to Sierva, including the following:
- His fascination with her before their first meeting.
- Sierva's relationship to the Virgin Mary.
- Cayetano's self-flagellation.
- Cayetano's insistence that the girl remain a virgin until their marriage.
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