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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. How does Cayetano react to Sierva's violent fit at the end of chapter four?
2. What book does Dr. Abrenuncio show Cayetano?
3. While visiting with the Bishop and Cayetano, what plans does the Viceroy bring up?
4. What is the new Viceroy's name?
5. When the nuns steal Sierva's necklaces, what happens that forces the women to return the jewelry?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Cayetano during the eclipse?
2. How is the Viceroy introduced to Sierva and why?
3. What does the Abbess complain about to the Bishop in Chapter 4?
4. What happens around Sierva that the nuns take as signs that she is the center of evil?
5. Why does the Vicereine take an interest in Sierva's fate?
6. What leads to Cayetano promising Sierva to free her in Chapter 4?
7. Why does Chapter 4 end with Cayetano whipping himself?
8. Describe Father Cayetano's character.
9. How does Martina help Sierva?
10. How do Cayetano and Dr. Abrenuncio bond?
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, 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, 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.
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