Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors Test | Final 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. How far are Canessa and Parrado from the nearest town called San Fernando?

2. What do the newspapers do with the news of this cross?

3. For how long did the survivors watch the hikers' progress?

4. Why is Fito reluctant to use one of the bodies?

5. How many of the survivors had grown in their belief in God and wanted to share that message?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the survivors do when the first eight are flown away?

2. Why is Paez Vilaro detained by the international police?

3. It is surprising to the survivors?

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

5. Why are Canessa and Parrado nervous?

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

7. What takes place on December 12th?

8. What does the minor's story confirm? What is done with this information?

9. What do the helicopters do when they arrive?

10. What do the survivors discover on day seventy-one?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The survivors unanimously decided to eat the bodies of the dead.

Part 1) Why do they make this decision? What role does their faith play in this decision?

Part 2) How does this cannibalism affect outsiders? Why?

Part 3) How do you fell about this cannibalism? Why? Would you have done the same thing, if you were in this situation? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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