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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Meme?
(a) Allende's grandmother
(b) Allende's aunt
(c) Allende's daughter
(d) Allende's poodle

2. What was Meme's special gift?
(a) Giving speeches
(b) Psychic abilities
(c) Sewing bridal gowns
(d) Making pies

3. How was Allende informed that her daughter was ill?
(a) E-mail
(b) Text message
(c) Phone call
(d) Telegram

4. With whom does Allende and her family live with after their return home?
(a) Gigi and Papa
(b) Meme and Tata
(c) Mama and Papa
(d) Meme and Papa

5. The author flashes back to what time in this section?
(a) When Paula was born
(b) When she got married
(c) When she graduated college
(d) When her mother and brothers returned to Santiago

6. What happens when Allende's father is involved in scandals in Peru?
(a) He is exiled
(b) He is put on trial
(c) The family must return to Chile
(d) He is jailed

7. What does Allende take to help her sleep at night?
(a) Ambien
(b) Elavil
(c) Valerian
(d) Tylenol P.M.

8. What is important to know about Paula at this time?
(a) She has just graduated
(b) She is starting a business
(c) She is critically ill
(d) She has just married

9. Who was actually the policeman that Tio Ramon brought to the house to scare the children after they took chocolates?
(a) The owner of a cigar store
(b) Tio's golf partner
(c) Tio's secretary
(d) An embassy driver

10. Allende states that the only certainty of her life was _____________________.
(a) Her books
(b) Prayer
(c) The hospital
(d) Her husband

11. What does Tata believe that Allende is lacking?
(a) Money
(b) Clothes
(c) Education
(d) Manners

12. How old was Allende when she married her first husband, Michael?
(a) 21
(b) 16
(c) 29
(d) 19

13. Where would Tata take Allende and her brothers sometimes?
(a) Wrestling matches
(b) County fair
(c) Tractor pulls
(d) The circus

14. Which of the following does Ernesto not do during Paula's illness?
(a) Makes tape recorded messages
(b) Brings flowers
(c) Visits every day
(d) Leaves items under her pillow

15. Which of the following did Tata not do after the death of Meme?
(a) Remarry
(b) Let the songbirds loose
(c) Paint all the furniture black
(d) Forbade music in the house

Short Answer Questions

1. About whom does Allende have a frightening dream?

2. Allende bases a character in which of her books on her grandmother?

3. Who has been Allende's constant companion while in Madrid?

4. Who dies when Allende is very young?

5. Where is Paula located when Allende visits her?

(see the answer keys)

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