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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 feel bad about her inability to do?
(a) Put Paula in God's hands
(b) Cry
(c) Stay at the hospital
(d) Finish her new book

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

3. What did Tio give Allende on her ninth birthday?
(a) A life sized doll
(b) A bicycle
(c) Complete set of William Shakespeare's works
(d) A princess outfit

4. Why does Allende decide to write down her history and stories?
(a) To help Paula reorient herself when she recovers
(b) To give to the historical society
(c) To create a new book
(d) To teach a writing class

5. To what city do Allende, her mother and brothers follow Tio Ramon when he is transferred?
(a) Beirut
(b) Boston
(c) Bogota
(d) Berlin

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years are Paula and Ernesto married when Paula gets sick?

2. What was Allende doing when notified about her daughter?

3. How many years was Ernesto's father in exile in South America?

4. Where did Allende's family live?

5. Who was actually the policeman that Tio Ramon brought to the house to scare the children after they took chocolates?

Short Essay Questions

1. What loving acts do Paula's family members do prior to her death?

2. What does Allende share about her early school days in Santiago?

3. What are Ernesto's perceptions of Paula at this point in time?

4. How does Allende's distress about Paula exhibit in dreams?

5. Why did Allende and her family have such a difficult time adapting to life in Caracas?

6. How do Allende and Ernesto differ in their outlooks for Paula's condition?

7. How do Allende and Ernesto both let go of Paula?

8. What is Allende's daily routine in the hospital as she sits with Paula?

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

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

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