The Power and the Glory Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Where do the priest and the Indian woman go?

2. What does the priest hear from outside the hut where he is with the dying Yankee?

3. How often is the priest allowed to say mass in the village?

4. In spite of the Yankee's protests, what does the priest do?

5. What does the woman say she when she hears the priest say he has not repented of his sins and doesn't want to.

Short Essay Questions

1. Even after the Yankee refuses to make a confession, what does the priest do?

2. Describe the conditions in the jail.

3. Describe how the meeting between the lieutenant and the priest shows a different side of both men.

4. What happens after the priest is left alone in his cell?

5. How does the priest make money for his trip to the border?

6. What is the implication of the visitor to the boy's house in the middle of the night?

7. What are the preparations for the priest to escape to Las Casas?

8. By the time they reach the outskirts of the city, what seems to be the relationship between the lieutenant and the priest?

9. What is the irony of the priest's admission in the jail cell.

10. What transpires inside the hut where the Yankee is dying?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The boy is the blank page on which character is to be written. Write a paper on how youthful idolization of a man is in conflict with the values received at home. Make specific reference to the boy's early beliefs and his position on the church at the end of the novel. See if you can include a personal instance where one of your earlier opinions has changed. Perhaps you can cite an instance of a sports hero who misbehaved and disappointed young fans.

Essay Topic 2

In meeting his daughter, Brigetta, the priest is aware of an immense load of responsibility not distinguishable from love. Write a paper on how you feel that love makes one obligated to the person loved. Use examples of parents and young children and older children with aged parents. Relate the idea to your sense of obligation to someone you love.

Essay Topic 3

Write a paper on how early childhood influences one for the rest of one's life. Begin with the priest's recollection that his had been a happy childhood except that he had been afraid of too many things and hated poverty above all. The fear of poverty had motivated him to his vocation, but unlike Father José, he learned a higher motivation. Relate his experience with your own or that of someone you know.

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