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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to the crocodiles after the sack of the palace?
(a) They are released into the wild.
(b) They are killed.
(c) They are honored as the General's personal guards.
(d) They are made the national reptile.

2. Which smell accompanies Manuela Sanchez?
(a) Licorice.
(b) Yesterday's stew.
(c) Stale perfume.
(d) Urine.

3. Where does the General sit as the comet passes over?
(a) Between Manuela and her mother.
(b) Across from Manuela.
(c) At the foot of Manuela's bed.
(d) On the stairs of Manuela's house.

4. Which of the General's body parts seems out of proportion to the narrator?
(a) His feet.
(b) His hands.
(c) His ears.
(d) His sunken eyes.

5. How long will it be until the next comet passes?
(a) 100 years.
(b) A lifetime.
(c) 75 years.
(d) 150 years.

6. How does Bendicion Alvarado persuade the General to stay at her house a little longer?
(a) She kills and cooks a fresh hen.
(b) She prepares a calabash.
(c) She feigns a stroke.
(d) She begs and cries.

7. Who does the General refer to as his Queen?
(a) Bendicion Alvarado.
(b) Lidice Santiago.
(c) Leticia Nazareno.
(d) Manuela Sanchez.

8. How does Narisco Miraval die?
(a) A bullet in the ear.
(b) Poisoned rum.
(c) Dog attack.
(d) Public execution.

9. Both as a tribute to his mother and as a joke, people begin to send the General which of the following gifts?
(a) Cages of birds.
(b) Red birettas.
(c) Nun's habits.
(d) Portraits of the General and his mother.

10. Who sends the telegram which is kept from the General's sights?
(a) The Supreme Pontiff.
(b) Benedicion Alvarado.
(c) Ambassador Palmerston.
(d) Manuela Sanchez.

11. According to rumor, what determined the General's lifespan?
(a) Human time.
(b) The cycles of the comet.
(c) The phases of the moon.
(d) The tides of the sea.

12. Which omen caused the General to change the date of a public appearance?
(a) All the birds in the palace died.
(b) A dog died on the steps of the palace.
(c) Bendicion Alvarado found an egg with two yolks.
(d) The General saw a backwards comet.

13. Where does the General read of a death identical to one he dreamed about?
(a) In the writings of General Lautaro Munoz.
(b) In the tomes of Julius Caesar.
(c) In the Bible.
(d) In the records of his father's life.

14. Which animal part are the General's hands compared to?
(a) A shark's fin.
(b) A cow's innards.
(c) A toad's belly.
(d) A lizard's tongue.

15. Who is "petrified" to see the changes to the dogfight district?
(a) The General.
(b) Manuela Sanchez's mother.
(c) Benedicion Alvarado.
(d) Manuela Sanchez.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the General disguise his inability to speak?

2. How many officers obey the General's command?

3. What reason does Ambassador Thompson give for the Marine occupation of the Nation?

4. How old was the General when he died?

5. Who was the only general to not consume alcohol?

(see the answer keys)

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