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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 does Pilar think about Robert Jordan's palm and what the gypsy has said?
2. What emotion does Pilar think Pablo is showing by trying to stop the bridge?
3. What does Golz watch as he receives the dispatch?
4. Who does Pilar blame when she finds out Pablo took the explosives?
5. Who does Andres tell the guard he is associated with?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what Maria believes about the love between her and Robert Jordan, even as Robert Jordan grows more and more realistic about the outcome of the day.
2. Does Golz receive the dispatch? Explain.
3. Why is Robert Jordan angry with Pilar and himself when he learns Pablo stole the materials for the mission?
4. What happens after Robert Jordan finishes wiring the bridge and hears a truck coming down the road?
5. Does Robert Jordan live? Explain.
6. What does Robert Jordan wish he could talk to his grandfather about and hopefully receive some advice? What does he realize as a result of his thoughts?
7. Who does Pilar blame for the stolen materials?
8. When Andres arrives at the government position, what do the guards think of him?
9. What does Andres daydream about doing once the war is over?
10. What does Andres think about as he walks to Golz, carrying a message from Robert Jordan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pablo returns to the cave and Pilar calls him Judas Iscariot, the ultimate betrayer, but accepts him back regardless. Do you think that Robert Jordan and Pilar did the right thing by accepting him back in the cave? Explain why or why not and give textual evidence.
Essay Topic 2
Should Robert Jordan have killed Pablo immediately? What does it say about Robert Jordan's character that he contemplated his decision to kill or not kill Pablo as he watched him care for the horses? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Robert Jordan asks the group to leave as he waits for the fascists while holding his machine gun. Is there any other way Robert Jordan could have handled the last scene in the novel? Did he have to sacrifice himself for the safety of the group? Explain.
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