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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 was food brought to the convent during the fighting between the Bishop and the Santa Clara convent in the earlier centuries?
2. At the very end of chapter three, what sort of complaint does Cayetano lodge on Sierva's behalf?
3. In the Governor's dinner for the Viceroy, what is the entertainment?
4. In chapter three, where does the Abbess first find Sierva in the convent?
5. How does Cayetano distract himself from his desire for Sierva at the end of chapter four?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the Bishop claim about maintaining faith to the Viceroy?
2. What memory is brought back for Cayetano while writing love poems in Chapter 4?
3. Describe the convent.
4. What does the Abbess complain about to the Bishop in Chapter 4?
5. Why does Chapter 4 end with Cayetano whipping himself?
6. How does Cayetano begin to feel about Sierva at the end of Chapter 3?
7. How does Cayetano gain Sierva's trust?
8. Describe Father Cayetano's character.
9. How is the Viceroy introduced to Sierva and why?
10. What are Dr. Abrenuncio's views on the Holy Office and exorcisms?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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 Father Cayetano's fear of women. Make sure the essay pinpoints the effects of this fear on his development as a character and the author's intent. Points to consider include his entrance into the priesthood, his dealings with the nuns, and, especially, his relationship with Sierva.
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