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Miscellaneous Novel Flashcards--Set #4

These questions focus on the main language and literature resource and Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop

 
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#1

Which character was the sole survivor after taking part in a failed Navajo hunting expedition?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2

What event results in a need for Father Vaillant's services in Tucson?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3

What event results in a need for Father Vaillant's services in Colorado?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4

What was the name of Magdalena's nefarious husband?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5

The imagery of the lush Italian vegetation in the Prologue is set up in contrast to ____what___?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6

The title of the novel, Death Comes for the Archbishop, is an example of what devices that Cather uses to play with the audience's sense of structure and time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7

The motif of a setting sun begins in what part of the novel?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#8

Where is Dona Isabella Olivares originally from and where does she move to after her husband's death?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9

Explain how Cather achieves depth in portraying the setting of her novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#10

Which priest is vocally (and if rumor is correct, physically as well) against celibacy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#11

Name 3+ specific ways in which Cather includes contrast in this novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#12

Name 2+ ways in which the motif of "gardens" is included in the novel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#13

Why is garden imagery so fitting for this novel?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#14

What are the reptile/snake motifs associated with throughout the novel?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#15

Which character asks to be crucified during Holy Week and is humiliated when the cross bearing him falls over?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#16

Which priest was pitched over a cliff after accidently killing a young Indian boy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#17

What colors dominate the imagery of the New Mexico landscape as Cather describes it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#18

When the colors of the landscape change in the novel, what is signified?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#19

Violet is another important color in the book. What is it symbolic of in the novel?

 

 

 

 

 

 

#20

Name 2+ elements in the novel that contribute to its multi-textured presentation.