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?
Pedro has very different relationships with the three sons that we meet in the novel: Juan, Abundio, and Miguel. Compare and contrast his relationship with his three sons. Address the following:
- Legitimate versus illegitimate status
- Are his sons good or evil?
- How has being the son of Pedro Páramo affected each son's life for better or worse?
After comparing and contrasting the relationship Pedro has with his three sons, explain whether or not you think Pedro is a truly evil father? Does he do anything right? Using clues from the text, describe what you think Pedro's relationship is like with his own father? How do you think this affects his relationship with his own sons?
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?
Sorrow is seen as an omnipresent and necessary part of life in Comala. Explain the characters' experience of sorrow in each of the following examples:
- Susana's mourning of Florencio
- Dorotea's sorrow over her unborn child
- Pedro's mourning over Susana
- Abundio's mourning over his wife
What are the consequences of each of these losses? How does the sorrow affect the lives of the ones left living? Would you agree that sorrow is necessary in life? Why or why not?
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