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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Tomaso say to Alessandra before she is married?
(a) He tells her to run away.
(b) He apologizes for being mean.
(c) He doesn't say anything to her.
(d) He wishes her luck.

2. Why does Alessandra see the painter leave her house at night in Chapter 4?
(a) Because she was coming home late.
(b) Because her sister woke her up to show her.
(c) Because she had been following him all day.
(d) Because she can't sleep.

3. How long after Plautilla's wedding does she announce that she is pregnant?
(a) A few weeks.
(b) A few months.
(c) The day after her wedding.
(d) Nearly a year.

4. What does Sister Lucrezia want done with the nun's body in "Prologue"?
(a) She wants it buried in new clothes.
(b) She wants to put two rosaries on the nun's body.
(c) She wants the body to be put in a vault in the church.
(d) She wants it buried in the clothes the nun was wearing when she died.

5. What does Cristoforo show Alessandra after they are married?
(a) His china.
(b) His hidden money.
(c) His clothing that needs to be fixed.
(d) His art collection.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Prologue," where is the plague outbreak?

2. What does Alessandra see of the painter's in the chapel in Chapter 8?

3. Why are the plans for Alessandra's wedding rushed?

4. In Chapter 3, how does Alessandra feel about marriage?

5. Why does Cristoforo have a copy of Dante's Divine Comedy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Cristoforo show Alessandra after they are married?

2. In Chapter 16, what happens when Alessandra sneaks out of the house?

3. In "Prologue," what happens after Sister Lucrezia dies?

4. Why do Alessandra's siblings argue about being painted in Chapter 1?

5. How does Tomaso treat Alessandra before her wedding?

6. How does Alessandra formally meet Cristoforo?

7. What does Alessandra criticize the painter for in Chapter 1?

8. What does the ringing bell in Chapter 17 remind Alessandra's mother of?

9. What does Alessandra do when she finds the painter in the chapel in Chapter 8?

10. In Chapter 7, what does Alessandra's family gossip about?

(see the answer keys)

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