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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 Abbess list off as signs of Sierva's demonic powers to Cayetano?
2. In the Governor's dinner for the Viceroy, what is the entertainment?
3. How does the Abbess feel about the Bishop?
4. What is Martina Laborde imprisoned for?
5. How does Cayetano learn about the demons that he believes are controlling Sierva in Chapter 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. What leads to Cayetano promising Sierva to free her in Chapter 4?
2. How does Cayetano gain Sierva's trust?
3. What does the Bishop claim about maintaining faith to the Viceroy?
4. Why does Chapter 4 end with Cayetano whipping himself?
5. How is Sierva comforted by the slave women in the convent?
6. What evidence does the Bishop present that argue for Sierva being possessed?
7. How does Sierva react when she is first introduced to the Abbess?
8. Describe the centuries-old conflict between the convent and the Bishop.
9. Describe Father Cayetano's character.
10. How is the Viceroy introduced to Sierva and why?
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
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 3
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.
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