The Little School: Tales of Disappearance & Survival in Argentina Short Essay - Answer Key

Alicia Partnoy
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1. What is a military coup?

A military coup is when a country's military or militia take over the government of the country, usually by violence.

2. Why are Argentine youth suppressed after the military takes over rule of the country?

The military sees the youth movement as a threat to the country's security.

3. What action does the coup spur young Alicia to take?

The coup makes her angry, and she secretly distributes pamphlets about the country's economic and social situation.

4. What does it mean to be "disappeared"?

Being "disappeared" means the military has kidnapped a person to detain them and torture them for information, but officially denies they have the person in custody.

5. Why is Alicia surprised when the military police come for her?

She is surprised because it is the middle of the day and she always assumed they would come at nighttime.

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