The Little School: Tales of Disappearance & Survival in Argentina Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After Graciela's arrest, what name does Alicia take?
(a) Anita.
(b) Carmen.
(c) Rosa.
(d) Ana.

2. How can Alicia touch Benja in his position?
(a) She can touch her feet to his hands.
(b) She can touch her cheek to his forehead.
(c) She can touch her hands to his feet.
(d) She can tough her back to his back.

3. Which prisoner thinks they are getting privileges as a tactic to break them into cooperation?
(a) Patichoti.
(b) Maria Elena.
(c) Benja.
(d) Vasca.

4. How often is Alicia allowed to see herself in a mirror?
(a) Every thirty days.
(b) Every five days.
(c) Every ten days.
(d) Every twenty days.

5. What kind of treatment was Graciela given?
(a) She was blinded.
(b) She was deprived of medicine.
(c) She was tortured.
(d) She was exiled.

6. Through her telepathy experiment, of what fact is Alicia certain, though she cannot know?
(a) She is certain that the revolution has begun.
(b) She is certain that her daughter is captured.
(c) She is certain that one of her grandfathers has died.
(d) She is certain that her husband is dead.

7. About how many Argentines "disappeared" between 1976 and 1979?
(a) Exactly 24,594.
(b) Almost 30,000.
(c) Over 50,000.
(d) Almost 15,000.

8. When the visitor promises her a treat, what room is Alicia staying in?
(a) She is in the guards' bathroom.
(b) She is in a room for prisoners with bad behavior who refuse to collaborate.
(c) She is in the sunroom, directly across from the torture room.
(d) She is in the guards' quarters.

9. How long does Alicia Partnoy spend in the Little School before being transferred?
(a) Less than two weeks.
(b) More than three months.
(c) More than two years.
(d) Less than four days.

10. What does the protagonist notice on the floor by her bed?
(a) Her daughter's toy.
(b) A stack of books.
(c) A basket of bread.
(d) The sky blue of her husband's pants.

11. In the Little School, who calls Alicia by her name?
(a) The guards.
(b) Rosa.
(c) Vasca.
(d) Carlos.

12. Which guard does Graciela ask about Raul?
(a) Bruja.
(b) Peine.
(c) Viego.
(d) Loro.

13. How many times a day are the prisoners allowed to relieve themselves?
(a) One.
(b) Ten.
(c) Four or five.
(d) Two or three.

14. What strange tactic does Alicia try to get in touch with her family?
(a) Telepathy.
(b) Homing pigeons.
(c) Messages in bottles.
(d) Writing in the dirt.

15. What organization involved the mothers of disappeared people?
(a) The Mothers of Plazo de Mayo.
(b) The Mothers for Peron Politics.
(c) Lost and Found Argentina.
(d) The Mothers Without Answers.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many operations had Alicia had on her nose?

2. What does her husband do when he is tortured?

3. How does Alicia detect the guard is still in the room, though he tries to fool her into thinking he has left?

4. In what year did Partnoy return to her homeland?

5. What did Graciela and Raul want to do before they were captured?

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