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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the protagonist notice on the floor by her bed?
2. What is the guards' euphemism for death and burial?
3. Who is Chiche?
4. What was Partnoy's weight during her captivity?
5. What kind of dress does Graciela wear?
Short Essay Questions
1. What action does the coup spur young Alicia to take?
2. How does Alicia counteract her unwanted nickname?
3. What thought causes Alicia to stop being amused at Patichoti's jokes?
4. Why must Alicia stop trying telepathy?
5. Why is Graciela assigned to walk around the table?
6. How was Graciela and Raul's relationship before the Little School?
7. How does Graciela feel about her unborn child?
8. Why have Alicia and her nose reconciled at the Little School?
9. Why does Alicia realize the music from the radio is not being played for her birthday?
10. Why is Alicia surprised when the military police come for her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Though the prisoners are forced to endure physical torture, they must also endure psychological torture. How is psychological torture different from physical torture? Choose two instances of psychological torture to discuss. How effective is the psychological torture at the Little School? How do the prisoners deal with it?
Essay Topic 2
What is the significance of the one flower slippers? What do they represent? What do they mean to Alicia and Vasca? Why is the large plastic flower so ridiculous given their situation? How long does it take for Alicia to get "decent" shoes? Discuss the symbolism of the one-flower slipper covered in excrement from the latrine.
Essay Topic 3
By which groups of people does the Argentine military feel threatened? According to Alicia's writings, why are they are threat? How does Peronism play into the events of the novel? Initially, why does Alicia choose be become politically active? What is her mission now, after making it out of the Little School alive?
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