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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How had the General's government dealt with petty criminals?
(a) They were pardoned and initiated into the General's army.
(b) They were summarily executed.
(c) They were infected with the fever and later became the lepers outside the palace.
(d) They were branded on the forehead.

2. Where does the General get his socks?
(a) From a group of school girls, commissioned to knit his footwear.
(b) From the corpses of his enemies.
(c) From the private sockery of the Supreme Pontiff.
(d) From the nuns at his wife's former convent.

3. Not even which of the following could restore a look of authority to the General's corpse?
(a) His spurs.
(b) His uniform.
(c) His ring.
(d) The glass eyes.

4. What happens to the clergy of the Catholic Church?
(a) The General orders them to march naked onto a raft.
(b) They are flayed alive.
(c) They are pardoned and offered an opportunity to convert to the cult of his mother.
(d) They are executed.

5. What is Death wearing when she arrives?
(a) A penitent's tunic of pita cloth.
(b) Nothing.
(c) The General's uniform.
(d) Leticia's nun's habit.

6. How did the General rise to power?
(a) With the help of the English.
(b) In a single-handed display of military prowess.
(c) By using his mother in his political campaigning.
(d) By being the only reasonable candidate.

7. What does the second bulletin released after the General's death declare?
(a) The General has fallen to an ailment related to his increased years.
(b) The General has taken a religious vow of isolation for 30 days.
(c) The General has a family emergency and must sequester himself.
(d) The General has requested more time alone.

8. What is Bendicion Alvarado's coffin filled with, to keep her body from rotting?
(a) Alcohol and ice.
(b) Ice and saw dust.
(c) Formaldehyde and ice.
(d) Roses and cedar chips.

9. The General, in the "feminine splendor" of his death, is compared to which public figure?
(a) A dead pope.
(b) The Queen Mother.
(c) The Virgin Mary,
(d) His own dead mother.

10. What does the Easter edict proclaim?
(a) All clergy are welcome within the nation.
(b) All produce in the market is subject to confiscation by Leticia.
(c) No one can be tried for a difference in opinion.
(d) Political opinions are to be strictly regulated and censored unless they comply with the party line.

11. After Leticia's funeral, what does the General do to the birds?
(a) He stares at them, wondering where their voices have gone.
(b) He smothers them one by one.
(c) He feeds them Cantorina with an eyedropper.
(d) He releases them at Benedicion's mansion.

12. Where do the armed forces maintain order during the investigation of Bendicion's life?
(a) The capitol city.
(b) The Presidential Palace.
(c) The Apostolic Nunciature.
(d) Bendicion Alvarado's mansion.

13. How long has the General been in power?
(a) 150 years.
(b) 50 years.
(c) 10 years.
(d) 100 years.

14. To whom does the General pray in his last moments?
(a) No one.
(b) God.
(c) His mother.
(d) The Virgin Mary.

15. What does Jose Ignacio Saenz de la Barra bill the General for?
(a) His protection.
(b) His services as a gardener.
(c) His services as an assassin.
(d) Delivering produce.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jose Ignacio Saenz de la Barra spend his money on?

2. When does the first cow invade the palace?

3. What prompts the General to have all of Leticia's food inspected?

4. How many enemies did the General suspect of conspiring against him?

5. What does Ambassador Eberhart give the General as a distraction from the bad business deal?

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