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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 tell Sierva in chapter four to comfort her?
2. What does the Vicereine do in retaliation of the Governor's entertainment at the Viceroy's dinner?
3. How does the Abbess feel about the Bishop?
4. When the nuns steal Sierva's necklaces, what happens that forces the women to return the jewelry?
5. According to the Bishop, what is the main problem with maintaining faith in the New World?
Short Essay Questions
1. What evidence does the Bishop present that argue for Sierva being possessed?
2. How do Cayetano and Dr. Abrenuncio bond?
3. How does Martina help Sierva?
4. What happens to Cayetano during the eclipse?
5. What are Dr. Abrenuncio's views on the Holy Office and exorcisms?
6. How does Sierva react when she is first introduced to the Abbess?
7. What leads to Cayetano promising Sierva to free her in Chapter 4?
8. What is significant about the book Cayetano speaks of to Dr. Abrenuncio?
9. How is Sierva comforted by the slave women in the convent?
10. Describe the centuries-old conflict between the convent and the Bishop.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Citing specific examples from the text, write an essay examining Martina, including the following:
- Her personality and characteristics.
- The symbolism of a murderer displaying a Christian attitude. Part
- Why a sympathetic character such as Martina would have murdered nuns.
- The author's intent with the character of Martina.
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