Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the boy's grandmother want him to do for her?
2. Why does Dolores try to delay her wedding to Pedro?
3. What does Father Rentería do in order to help himself go to sleep?
4. Where is Doña Eduviges' house located?
5. How long have the man and woman been in Comala?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Justina tell Susana she is going to tell don Pedro when he comes?
2. How do Pedro and Dolores part ways?
3. What does Damiana tell Juan about Comala?
4. Why are the two women that Juan encounters in the street worried?
5. Why does Susana reject Father Rentería in her last living moments?
6. When the reader first hears Susana's narrative, where does she think she is?
7. What does the woman tell Juan about the roads leaving from Comala?
8. How does what happens to Toribio Aldrete confirm don Pedro's immoral behavior?
9. Why does Dorotea say she is no longer interested in the sky?
10. What does the woman think is wrong with the other woman?
The point of view in the novel changes often from 1st person narration to third person. Find at least one example each of first person narration and third person narration and explain how it shifts the reader's attention to the character and plot. Make sure you indicate who the narrator is in the first person example. In the first person example, what does the reader know (or suspect) that the narrator does not?
Dolores is a conflicted character. Originally she is in love with Pedro and excited to learn he wants to marry her, but she soon becomes disenchanted with her life with him.
- What causes Dolores' change of heart?
- Dolores tells Juan not to ask his father for anything, but also to make him pay. Explain what you think she means by this. What do you think Dolores actually wants Juan to do? Using examples from the text explain why you think this.
Juan's descent into Comala is like an ascension into hell. Later the reader learns that Comala's dead remain in the town as a purgatory. Select three of the following characters and explain why their ghosts are stuck in Comala:
Address how each of their stories help the reader learn more about Pedro and his life.
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