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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. While visiting with the Bishop and Cayetano, what plans does the Viceroy bring up?
3. How does the Abbess feel about the Bishop?
4. How does Cayetano distract himself from his desire for Sierva at the end of chapter four?
5. How does Cayetano learn about the demons that he believes are controlling Sierva in Chapter 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Cayetano gain Sierva's trust?
2. How does Martina help Sierva?
3. Why does Bernarda run away from the mansion in Chapter 4?
4. How is the Viceroy introduced to Sierva and why?
5. What is significant about the book Cayetano speaks of to Dr. Abrenuncio?
6. How does Sierva react when she is first introduced to the Abbess?
7. What leads to Cayetano promising Sierva to free her in Chapter 4?
8. How does the Abbess treat Sierva in Cayetano's presence?
9. What does the Abbess complain about to the Bishop in Chapter 4?
10. Why does Chapter 4 end with Cayetano whipping himself?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Citing specific examples from the text, write an essay discussing one of the following:
- The symbolism of Sierva's hair.
- Father Aquino as a martyr.
- Father Cayetano's work with the lepers and his personal wish to contract leprosy.
Essay Topic 3
Dr. Abrenuncio and Father Cayetano are the two most highly educated men in New Grenada. Citing specific examples from the text, discuss these two characters, including the following:
- Their differing backgrounds of science and faith.
- Their perceptions of each other, before and after they meet.
- Their concern over Sierva's fate.
- The possibilities of faith and science coming together, as exemplified by these two characters.
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