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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. What does Allende believe her task is at this point?
(a) To find better doctors
(b) To distract death so it cannot find Paula
(c) To remain calm
(d) To pray the rosary

2. Where did Allende's family live?
(a) A rental home
(b) A large bedroom in Tata's house
(c) A beach house
(d) An extended stay hotel

3. What was the basis for Allende's writing as a child?
(a) Outgoing personality
(b) Loneliness
(c) Gift for gab
(d) Vivid imagination

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

5. What happened to the marriage between Allende's parents?
(a) It was annulled
(b) They remained married
(c) They divorced
(d) They remained legally separated

Short Answer Questions

1. What position had Allende's father held in Peru?

2. When does Allende see her father again?

3. How old is Allende when she returns to Tata's house from Lebanon?

4. What is the title of Allende's most recent book at the time?

5. Which one of Allende's brothers ran away as a teenager and never returned?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Allende so grateful to have her mother with her in the hospital for a short while?

3. What accommodations have been made for Paula in Allende's home?

4. What is the setting for this section of the book?

5. What initiated Allende's writing her first book?

6. What does the author call this section of the book?

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

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

9. Describe Tio Ramon's infatuation with Paula.

10. How does Allende's opinion of Tio Ramon change over the years?

(see the answer keys)

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