Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one of the men's concerns?

2. What do the survivors hear intermittently?

3. When the survivors hear rumbling, what do they believe it is?

4. How do the survivors feel when Vizintin comes sliding back to camp?

5. To where do the families turn their focus?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Both the SAR and family members search for the Fairchild and its passengers.

Part 1) Describe the various searches. How does the history of Uruguay affect these searches?

Part 2) What is unusual about some of the tactics used by the families? Would these sources of information be trusted in the United States? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does the author convey the feelings of disappointment, joy, and suspense felt by these people?

Essay Topic 2

Several expeditions take place.

Part 1) Describe two of these expeditions. Were they successful? Why or why not?

Part 2) What do these expeditions reveal about the survivors? Why?

Part 3) What are your thoughts about these expeditions? Would you be able to endure these difficult treks? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The Fairchild crashes in the Andes.

Part 1) Why does it crash in the Andes? How is this crash foreshadowed in this book?

Part 2) Could this type of accident occur today? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this crash change the passengers' lives forever?

Part 4) How would your life be changed, if you had been a survivor?

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