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. Why is it dangerous to fly midday in the Andes?

2. What do the survivors discover when listening to the radio?

3. What does the next morning bring?

4. To where do the families turn their focus?

5. What does Canessa do continuously during the hike?

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

Religion and faith are important to many of the survivors.

Part 1) How do you know this?

Part 2) How does their faith change throughout the events in this book?

Part 3) How might their faith be today? Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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