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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 survivors left behind when the first eight were evacuated talked and ate with the Andinists.

Part 1) What did they share with each other?

Part 2) Why did they share this information? What might have been the reaction of the Andinists to their stories? Why?

Part 3) How does this reaction lead to future events?

Essay Topic 2

The survivors were not evacuated immediately.

Part 1) Why were they not evacuated immediately?

Part 2) How might they have felt about this?

Part 3) How might the rescue crew have felt when approaching the survivors? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Eight survivors are flown away first.

Part 1) Why are only eight flown away first? How are they chosen?

Part 2) Should the eight have been chosen this way? Why or why not?

Part 3) How might this have affected the others? Why?

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