Short Essay Questions Key
1. What happens when Pablo asks for proof of Robert Jordan's identity?
Pablo tries to read, but he cannot read the document.
2. Who is Maria?
Maria was a prisoner at Valladolid until three months ago. She escaped during the train incident and joined this group. She is single, unattached, and beautiful.
3. How does Anselmo convince Robert Jordan to use the men he has instead of seek men from another camp to help him on his mission?
Anselmo convinces Robert Jordan to use the men he has because it is their country. Their sense of national pride will fuel their passion to fulfill the mission.
4. Why is Pilar for the bridge?
Pilar, Pablo's wife, is for the bridge because the Republic is for the bridge and she is for the survival of the Republic.
5. Why does Robert Jordan choose not to kill Pablo?
Robert Jordan realizes as he is watching Pablo with the horses, that he respects human life. He would not know how Pilar or the men would react if he were to kill Pablo. He did not want to chance the uncertainty of the unknown and disband the group.
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