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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. Where does the Viceroy stay when he comes to New Grenada?
2. What skill does Martina teach Sierva?
3. While visiting with the Bishop and Cayetano, what plans does the Viceroy bring up?
4. In Cayetano's dream, what is Sierva eating?
5. How does Sierva act around the nuns when people start claiming she is center of all evil in the convent?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Cayetano gain Sierva's trust?
2. How does Sierva react when she is first introduced to the Abbess?
3. What is significant about the book Cayetano speaks of to Dr. Abrenuncio?
4. Describe the centuries-old conflict between the convent and the Bishop.
5. Describe the convent.
6. What happens around Sierva that the nuns take as signs that she is the center of evil?
7. How is the Viceroy introduced to Sierva and why?
8. What is Father Cayetano's dream in chapter three?
9. How do Cayetano and Dr. Abrenuncio bond?
10. Why does the Vicereine take an interest in Sierva's fate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Citing specific examples from the text and including a strong thesis, discuss the use of Sierva as a "blank slate" for all the other characters, including the following:
- Attributes assigned to her by other people.
- Cayetano's obsession and love for her.
- Her neglectful childhood.
- Her affiliation with the slaves and their culture.
- The author's intent in leaving Sierva's personality a mystery.
This section contains 1,200 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)