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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 Cayetano wear before he goes to see Sierva in Chapter 4?
2. About how many nuns reside in the convent?
3. When the nuns steal Sierva's necklaces, what happens that forces the women to return the jewelry?
4. When Sierva becomes friendlier to Cayetano, how does the priest react?
5. What natural event opens chapter four?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the Abbess treat Sierva in Cayetano's presence?
2. What does the Bishop claim about maintaining faith to the Viceroy?
3. How does Cayetano gain Sierva's trust?
4. How does Sierva react when she is first introduced to the Abbess?
5. What does the Abbess complain about to the Bishop in Chapter 4?
6. How is the Viceroy introduced to Sierva and why?
7. How does Martina help Sierva?
8. What evidence does the Bishop present that argue for Sierva being possessed?
9. What is significant about the book Cayetano speaks of to Dr. Abrenuncio?
10. How is Sierva comforted by the slave women in the convent?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Citing specific examples from the text and including a strong thesis statement, analyze the shared dream of Father Cayetano and Sierva. In particular, discuss what the grapes, the snow, Spain, and the lambs represent. Relate this to the overall frame of the story and the character arcs (and the fates of these characters). Analyze why Cayetano and Sierva had the same dream.
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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