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

2. How many rooms does Benedicion Alvarado's mansion have?
(a) 9.
(b) 47.
(c) 11.
(d) 22.

3. Who was the only general to not consume alcohol?
(a) Saturno Santos.
(b) The General.
(c) Narisco Lopez.
(d) Jacinto Algarabia.

4. Which type of animal destroyed the palace?
(a) Cows.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Vultures.
(d) Coyotes.

5. Benedicion Alvarado screamed in horror because the walls perpetually oozed which of the following after the banquet?
(a) A strange black substance.
(b) Urine.
(c) Tears.
(d) Blood.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the General's body parts seems out of proportion to the narrator?

2. The General is determined to wipe out every conservative regime from where to where?

3. What is the ironic thing about the hurricane?

4. How much do Aguilar and Norton pay the false leper to assassinate the General?

5. How does Aguilar arrive at the banquet?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who were the Federalists?

2. How are the leaders of a failed rebellion killed?

3. How does Saturno Santos come to work for the General and why must he stop?

4. How does Patricio Aragones feel toward the President?

5. How does the General respond to Patricio Aragones's dying diatribe?

6. Describe the Caribbean Sea at the opening of Chapter 3.

7. How is the lottery system rigged?

8. Why does the General relocate his mother to a mansion in the suburbs?

9. After the U.S. occupiers leave, why is Bendicion Alvarado unhappy?

10. How does Manuela Sanchez respond to the appearance of the comet?

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