News of a Kidnapping Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How do the police know how to reach Beatriz's husband?

2. Who is the first to know that Diana and Santos' kidnappings are the works of Escobar?

3. What advice does the German journalist give Nydia?

4. What finally gets Escobar to surrender?

5. What does Gaviria decide to do after the first hostage deaths?

Short Essay Questions

1. Maruja's daughter, Alexandra, commissions a program that is used to help communicate with her mother. What does this say about the family's connections and class?

2. How does Nydia feel about the rescue attempt before and after it occurs?

3. The Extraditables want new laws that will keep them safe from extradition. Why is extradition most feared out of all punishments?

4. Alberto Villamizar begins to have communiqués with Escobar when Parra is no longer in the picture as mediator. How do these communiqués begin and end? What results come from them?

5. Why do the kidnappers choose hostages who are media and government related?

6. The Priscos brothers are murdered. Who are they and how are they related to the kidnappings?

7. Francisco Santos makes a mini-cassette to prove that he remains alive. Describe his character on the videotape and how it shows what Santos believes in.

8. Describe Maruja's and Beatriz's initial reaction to their kidnapping.

9. After nearly six months as a hostage, Maruja finally sees her husband. Describe the meeting between Alberto Villamizar and Maruja.

10. When Pacho learns he is about to be released, he looks over all his notes and tears up all but three of them. He also saves the letters he wrote to his family. Why does he tear all his works up?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Medellín is known for its slums and high crime rates back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Research crime rates in Medellín and your own local area. Compare and contrast the crime rates and how it affects the people who inhabit the areas.

Essay Topic 2

Choose three hostages and compare and contrast their reactions to the abductions.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the negotiations between Guido Parra and the hostages' families. What is Parra's motivation? How does he overstep his boundaries?

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