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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is disguised as as vase of six sunflowers?
(a) Six poisoned flowers.
(b) A bomb.
(c) Six microphones.
(d) Six grams of cocaine.

3. What does Ambassador Eberhart give the General as a distraction from the bad business deal?
(a) Rights to visit the Caribbean Sea.
(b) A bottle of rum.
(c) A promise of future economic relations.
(d) A wind machine.

4. What prompts the General's marriage to Leticia?
(a) Leticia demands marriage before sex.
(b) Leticia becomes pregnant with Emanuel.
(c) Manuela dies, leaving the General with only one option.
(d) Bendicion Alvarado discovers an egg with two yolks.

5. What happens as a result of the Vatican's decision in the cause of Bendicion Alvarado?
(a) Nationwide celebrations erupt.
(b) The Eritrean is murdered.
(c) The General calmly appeals the decision.
(d) The Apostolic Nunciature is ransacked.

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

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

8. What name does Bendicion receive after the General sets up a cult in her honor?
(a) Saint Bendicion Alvarado.
(b) Saint Bendicion Alvarado, Mother of the Nation.
(c) Saint Bendicion Alvarado of the Birds.
(d) Saint Mother Bendicion Alvarado.

9. When he sees the cow, what does the General immediately remember?
(a) The cows that appeared on the lawn on the day of the invasion.
(b) Cow is spelled with a C.
(c) The assassination attempt involving the milk cart.
(d) The way his son resembled a calf fetus at birth.

10. What does Jose Ignacio Saenz de la Barra spend his money on?
(a) Prostitutes.
(b) The clothing of a prince.
(c) His fussy wife.
(d) Fine foods.

11. The General paid a man 200 pesos to do which of the following during his mother's procession?
(a) Shoot any naysayers at the procession.
(b) Pretend to be a leper cured by Bendicion.
(c) Carry a child, claiming that she has been healed by Bendicion.
(d) Pretend to have risen from the dead.

12. Where does death finally find the General?
(a) The bathroom.
(b) His chambers.
(c) In the courtyard.
(d) On the balcony.

13. Who does the U.S. send in to carry out the punishment?
(a) Ambassador Ewing's nautical engineers.
(b) The U.S. Marire Corpse.
(c) Engineers from the U.S. Center for Biological War.
(d) The Navy SEALS.

14. Why does the General force Leticia to cancel all her public appearances?
(a) He becomes jealous of her favor with the people.
(b) He fears an assassination attempt.
(c) He wants more time in the bedroom with her.
(d) He believes she should spend more time with their son.

15. What name does Death use to refer to the General?
(a) You.
(b) Zacarias.
(c) Nicanor.
(d) General.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the nuncio refuses to canonize Bendicion, what does the General do?

2. How had the General's government dealt with petty criminals?

3. What does the narrator use to scrape away the layers disfiguring the General's body?

4. How does Leticia legally steal from merchants at the market?

5. What happens when the General refuses to allow U.S. troops into the nation?

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