Mountains Beyond Mountains Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. Describe the political climate of Haiti at the beginning of the book in 1994.

In 1994 when the book begins, Haiti has an unstable government as a democratic election has ousted previous rulers. This military junta is a continual threat, and is believed to have beheaded an official of Mirebalais.

2. Describe Paul Farmer's appearance in the first chapter of Mountains Beyond Mountains.

In the first chapter of Mountains Beyond Mountains Paul Farmer is described as delicate looking. He has short black hair, long thin arms, and a pointy nose. He is also called skinny and pale.

3. Describe the relative urban quiet used to describe the area in Boston where Brigham & Women's is located.

The relative urban quiet used to describe the area in Boston where Brigham Young is located is based on the existence of many renowned medical facilities in the midst of the city. The author says that even the deranged drivers in Boston honk less driving down Francis Street.

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