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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 Erila do when she moves into town?
(a) Works as a nanny.
(b) Becomes a cook.
(c) Begs on the street.
(d) Opens a shop.

2. In Chapter 20, how many days do the French stay in Florence?
(a) 12 days.
(b) 11 days.
(c) 10 days.
(d) 13 days.

3. Why does Cristoforo want the painter to leave town after being released from jail?
(a) To avoid further conflict.
(b) To keep him away from Alessandra.
(c) He doesn't want the painter to leave.
(d) For his own safety.

4. What makes Alessandra's visit to Plautilla difficult in Chapter 26?
(a) There is a blizzard.
(b) The roads are damaged from the war.
(c) Cristoforo won't let her go.
(d) Alessandra's health.

5. Why does the painter leave one panel of the chapel fresco blank?
(a) For Alessandra to paint.
(b) He ran out of inspiration.
(c) He wants to paint it later.
(d) He used all the paint.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 28, what does Cristoforo give to Alessandra?

2. Why does Erila say Alessandra had a miscarriage in Chapter 28?

3. Who tells the painter about Alessandra's pregnancy?

4. Where does Alessandra find the book with the inscription from Lorenzo?

5. Why does Alessandra stay up all night with Cristoforo in Chapter 40?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Alessandra apologize to her mother in Chapter 35?

2. How does Alessandra react when Cristoforo brings Tomaso home in Chapter 26?

3. How do the French affect Alessandra's life in Chapter 20?

4. In Chapter 25, why does Alessandra ask her mother about her engagement?

5. Why does the painter end up locking himself in the chapel, even refusing food?

6. Why is the painter arrested?

7. In Chapter 22, what worries Cristoforo about the current political climate?

8. In Chapter 47, what convinces Alessandra that her daughter is the painter's child?

9. What illnesses does Cristoforo worry about in Chapter 37?

10. What does Alessandra do before the painter leaves the convent?

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