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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many years are Paula and Ernesto married when Paula gets sick?
(a) Almost five
(b) Just past seven
(c) Not quite one
(d) Nearly two

2. What does Allende do after Paula has been in the hospital for 100 days?
(a) Moves to Madrid
(b) Sends her mother back to Chile
(c) Pulls life support systems
(d) Goes back to San Francisco

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

4. Who is Paula?
(a) Allende's daughter
(b) Allende's sister
(c) Allende's mother
(d) Allende's granddaughter

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Tio Ramon?

2. In what business did Tata and his sons work?

3. What did Tio give Allende on her ninth birthday?

4. What was the basis for Allende's writing as a child?

5. What does Allende wish for more than anything at this point?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the details of transporting Paula to San Francisco and what is her medical state during the transfer?

2. What definitive news does Allende receive about Paula's condition?

3. What were Allende's political beliefs and how did she feel about President Salvador Allende?

4. What other relatives come to the hospital to visit Paula?

5. Describe the format of the book.

6. What topic does Allende turn to during the dark days of waiting at the hospital in Spain?

7. What was life like for Allende when she, Michael and the children returned to Chile in the 1960s?

8. What is Paula's initial diagnosis and how does Allende feel when she realizes the nature of her daughter's illness?

9. What was the nature of Allende's affair with a married man in Caracas?

10. Allende decides to take Paula home with her to San Francisco and acknowledges that Paul's illness is the second major tragedy in her life? What does she say was the first?

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