News of a Kidnapping Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Damaris to leave the house?

2. Why does Maruja fear the idea of carpeting the room?

3. What do the guards use to hide Pacho's face as they drive to his release point?

4. What remark does Escobar say about "Colombia Wants Them Back"?

5. What does the government decide to turn into a prison for Escobar?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ten hostages are taken by the Extraditables. Some are imprisoned for over 6 months while others are released earlier. Each of their situations is different, but some comparisons are still there. Describe the consequences of imprisonment on a hostage physically and psychologically. Consider the different hostages and how they are treated.

Essay Topic 2

Decree 303 is passed days after Diana's death. The Extraditables get their extension on the capitulation policy. Where does the government stand at this point in time? Who has more control of the situation? Who has given up more at this stage? Who is winning the war between the Extraditables and the government?

Essay Topic 3

Research psychological effects on hostages and how it inhibits them from escaping when the opportunity arises. Maruja and Beatriz have an opportunity but decide not to risk it. Pacho has a chance but realizes it a little too late. How do months of imprisonment convince hostages that it is easier to stay put? How does treatment from the guards affect their decision that it is too risky to escape?

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