Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why is Captain Pantoja being relocated in Chapter 1?
2. Where does Pantoja's family hope he relocates?
3. What is the issue that Pantoja is being sent to the small city of Iquitos to handle?
4. What is Pantoja's job in Iquitos?
5. What preliminary instructions is Pantoja given before leaving for Iquitos?
6. Why does Pochita think Pantoja is up to no good after their first night in Iquitos?
7. What is Dispatch Number One?
8. Why are Sinforoso Caiguas and Palominos Rioalto chosen to assist Pantoja and his new operation?
9. Why does it take Pantoja and his crew a week to turn the Itaya depot into a suitable work space?
10. What have Poncio and his devotees been working on?
11. Describe the nightmare Pantoja has about the Special Services in Chapter 2.
12. What is Dispatch Number 2?
13. What does Pocha say in a letter to her sister Chichi in Chapter 3?
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