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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What threat does Franco's uncle threaten to any bishop who dares to baptize Juan Francisco?
(a) They will be excommunicated.
(b) They will be put into prison.
(c) They will be fined.
(d) They will be hanged.

2. In what city of Paraguay do Franco and his family live?
(a) Horqueta.
(b) Concepcion.
(c) Asuncion.
(d) Obligato.

3. Who is Marie?
(a) Ella's servant.
(b) Ella's sister.
(c) Ella's daughter.
(d) Ella's best friend.

4. Which country does Franco constantly worry will begin fighting him for more land?
(a) Uraguay.
(b) Brazil.
(c) Chile.
(d) Peru.

5. What country is Dom Pedro the president of?
(a) Uraguay.
(b) Brazil.
(c) Chile.
(d) Argentina.

6. How does Ella decide to travel after leaving the steamer?
(a) By train.
(b) By foot.
(c) By carriage.
(d) By horseback.

7. In what country is Franco's father president?
(a) Brazil.
(b) Paraguay.
(c) Uraguay.
(d) Chile.

8. Which of Franco's sons is already showing his tendency toward being unemotional?
(a) Leopoldo.
(b) Frederico.
(c) Pancho.
(d) Carlos.

9. How does Ella respond to the death of her daughter?
(a) She is annoyed.
(b) She is devastated.
(c) She is confused.
(d) She is apathetic.

10. During what month does Ella write a letter rebuking Franco's sisters to Mathilde?
(a) March.
(b) October.
(c) June.
(d) December.

11. Where do Paraguayan forces find their first set of Brazilians to imprison?
(a) On a yacht.
(b) On a steamer.
(c) On a fishing boat.
(d) On a cruise ship.

12. What does Henry Kennedy do for a living?
(a) He is a theif.
(b) He is an artist.
(c) He is a blacksmith.
(d) He is a doctor.

13. What type of resistance do the Paraguayan ground troops meet in Brazil?
(a) They meet so much resistance that they must retreat.
(b) They meet very little resistance and ease through the terrain.
(c) They meet no resistance at all as Brazil surrenders.
(d) They meet an overwhelming amount of resistance but are victorious.

14. What is revealed to be Franco's biggest fear?
(a) Heights.
(b) Spiders.
(c) Water.
(d) Snakes.

15. How does Corinna die?
(a) She drowns in the river.
(b) She dies of the measles.
(c) She dies in a farming accident.
(d) She dies of unknown causes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Franco's apothecary general?

2. Which of the following characters is typically the only one to parent Franco's sons?

3. What relationship does Carmencita have with Carlos?

4. What does Ella find most attractive about Franco?

5. How long does Corinna live before she passes away?

(see the answer keys)

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