The Little School: Tales of Disappearance & Survival in Argentina Test | Final Test - Hard

Alicia Partnoy
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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 do the prisoners do to keep up their spirits?

2. Which guard allows them to talk quietly?

3. Which guard's name means "duck"?

4. How far along in her pregnancy was Graciela at the time of her arrest?

5. On the afternoon of April 13, what does Alicia see in the hallway on her way to the bathroom?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Alicia suspicious of a newspaper report that surfaced claiming two couples were killed in a confrontation with the military in their area?

2. How does the bread help to give the prisoners strength?

3. On what list are Graciela and Raul listed?

4. How do the prisoners communicate with the bread?

5. Why were high school students taken prisoner at the Little School?

6. What does the denim jacket mean to Alicia?

7. How does she feel while being punished by Peine?

8. What does water do for Alicia in Beauty Treatment?

9. Why does Alicia make the bread balls?

10. When a batch of new prisoners arrive, what is Alicia requested to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the denim jacket.

1) Where does the jacket come from?

2) Why is Alicia both excited and horrified by the jacket?

3) What does the jacket symbolize?

4) Why does Alicia feel less pain when beaten with the jacket on?

Essay Topic 2

How is living different than simply surviving? Is Partnoy's work a testament to this difference? Why or why not? What attempts does Partnoy make in the Little School to live and not simply to survive? Choose at least three instances in the work where she makes a conscious effort to exist beyond the status quo, despite her horrible surroundings.

Essay Topic 3

Why is studying history important? How does the study of history help us to:

1) Reexamine past mistakes?

2) Plan for the future?

3) Gain a greater understanding of our heritage as human beings?

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