Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors Test | Mid-Book 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. To whom do the Strauch sisters pray fervently?

2. When do the excited passengers begin to arrive at the Carrasco airport for their departure?

3. What did the school systems in place at that time lack?

4. From whom did Uruguay fight for its independence from its neighbors?

5. Was the information from Ponce de Leon accurate?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the crash.

2. What was done after the air traffic control service lost contact with the Fairchild?

3. How is the expedition?

4. Describe the surprise Parrado and Canessa received the next morning.

5. What do the parents learn from Ponce de Leon's radio?

6. How do the men cross the river?

7. How do Canessa and Parrado feel when they awake?

8. When do Canessa and Parrado first encounter another human being?

9. What do Madelon Rodriguez and Estela Perez continue to believe?

10. When does the SAR send out a few planes in a specified area?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The travelers on the Fairchild are from Uruguay.

Part 1) Describe Uruguay's history. How does this history affect these travelers?

Part 2) How does this country play a role in the outcome of this tragedy?

Part 3) How might the United States' response have been, compared to the Uruguayans? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

On December 23 the survivors were all reunited with their families.

Part 1) Describe what this day must have been like.

Part 2) Why is this recovery at this time significant?

Part 3) How might the significance of this time of year affect their faith and belief in God?

Essay Topic 3

The final trek is successful.

Part 1) Describe this trek. Why is it successful?

Part 2) What would have been the survivors' outcome if the trek had not been successful? How do you know this?

Part 3) Would the survivors have given up, if the trek had not been successful? Explain.

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