Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life Test | Mid-Book 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. What country was Isaias Nogues exiled from when he moved to Bolivia?

2. How old was Che when he first attended public school?

3. With whom did Che travel with to Bolivia?

4. Which of the following groups of people did Che call "imperialists"?

5. Who purchased a boat to move Castro's army from hiding in Mexico back to Cuba?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Che support himself while he was living in Panama?

2. How did Hilda help Che settle into his new life in Guatemala City?

3. How did Castro's army spend their time while living in the Sierra Mountains?

4. Why did Che and Alberto eventually split ways in Caracas?

5. How did Castro react when he was granted amnesty by the government?

6. What political event took place in Cuba on July 26, 1953?

7. How did Che settle into life in Mexico City once he moved there?

8. How did the Guevara family react when Che was diagnosed with a medical condition at the age of two?

9. What type of relationship did Che have to books when he was teenager?

10. What happened when Che was arrested during Operation Success?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout his political career, Che loved many women. Choose two of the women that Che loved, romantically, in his life and describe them. Then, compare/contrast these women's relationships with Che. What was the same about their relationships? What was different? Why did each of these relationships end, and what lessons did Che learn about the world through his time with these women? Be sure to include at least two examples from the text that you believe help to strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Che first experienced political uprising when he was living in Guatemala City. First, describe the political unrest that was occurring while Che was living in Guatemala. Then, explain Che's reaction to the unrest describing how he chose to get involved. Then, explain how Che's life was forever changed when the aerial raids came through the country. What happened to Che, either emotionally or physically, the first time he was under enemy fire? Be sure to include at least two examples from the text that you believe help to strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Che had a very strange relationship with the country of his birth, one in which his emotions frequently changed. First, describe the relationship Che had with his home country of Argentina when he was a child. Then, explain how Che's relationship with Argentina slowly began to change. What troubled Che about his homeland? Then, explain why, when given the opportunity, Che refused to repatriate to Argentina. What did this refusal symbolize in relation to Che's growing political voice? Be sure to include at least two examples from the text to strengthen your arguments.

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