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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. Whom does Sierva befriend when she first comes to the convent?
2. Where in the convent is Sierva initially kept?
3. In Cayetano's dream, what is Sierva eating?
4. At the end of chapter four, what does Sierva refuse to do?
5. When the nuns steal Sierva's necklaces, what happens that forces the women to return the jewelry?
Short Essay Questions
1. What memory is brought back for Cayetano while writing love poems in Chapter 4?
2. How does Martina help Sierva?
3. What does the Abbess complain about to the Bishop in Chapter 4?
4. How is the Viceroy introduced to Sierva and why?
5. What are Dr. Abrenuncio's views on the Holy Office and exorcisms?
6. Describe the centuries-old conflict between the convent and the Bishop.
7. How does Sierva react when she is first introduced to the Abbess?
8. Why does Bernarda run away from the mansion in Chapter 4?
9. What evidence does the Bishop present that argue for Sierva being possessed?
10. How does Cayetano gain Sierva's trust?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bernarda is Sierva's mother, who hates the child and prefers to spend her days in drug-induced decadence. Citing specific examples from the text and including a strong thesis statement, write an essay examining their relationship and character traits, including the following:
- Compare and contrast the personalities of these women.
- Discuss how characters feel about Bernarda and Sierva regarding their morals and apparent "wildness."
- Discuss, analyze, and compare their relationships to Judas Iscariote and Father Cayetano.
- Analyze how Bernarda and Sierva feel about each other and why.
Essay Topic 2
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.
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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