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. With whom is Escobar trying to make contact in order to negotiate?

2. What is Escobar's army to do when he surrenders?

3. Where do Villamizar and the Monkey meet Escobar for his surrender?

4. According to the "El Especador," what new demand is Escobar asking for?

5. What does Escobar do to prove his war with Marquez is over?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The guards are there to keep the hostages from escaping. However, sometimes the guards show sympathy such as the day they find out about Maruja's birthday or the guard who is moved by Pacho's letter to his wife. Consider these guards and why they are there. What position are the guards in? Why do they do this job when it seems to conflict with their personal feelings?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Negotiations between the Extraditables and the hostages' families are met with hope and failure. Explain how the passage of time affects both sides' ability to negotiate. Do they maintain progress? Is there a lull that disqualifies the negotiating abilities of those involved? Is there an effect on both sides' hopes and demands?

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