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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the first to discover that Ella is pregnant?
(a) Marie.
(b) Franco.
(c) Mathilde.
(d) Dona Ines.

2. When Franco begins his war with Brazil, who does he liken himself to in battle?
(a) God.
(b) His father.
(c) George Washington.
(d) Napoleon.

3. Where do the two Paraguayan businessmen travel without state permission?
(a) Russia.
(b) England.
(c) France.
(d) America.

4. What is the nationality of Dimitri, Ella's live-in man?
(a) He is Spanish.
(b) He is French.
(c) He is Russian.
(d) He is German.

5. Which of the following characters does NOT travel to Buenos Ayres with Ella and Franco?
(a) Mathilde.
(b) Dona Ines.
(c) Dimitri.
(d) Marie.

6. How many guns are ordered to shoot in the salute to Juan Franco?
(a) 200.
(b) 55.
(c) 101.
(d) 20.

7. Which of the following is NOT a common practice of the Paraguayan troops?
(a) Pillaging villages.
(b) Raping women.
(c) Shooting troops as they attempt to surrender.
(d) Setting homes on fire.

8. What does Ella decide to name her newborn son?
(a) Miguel.
(b) Antonio.
(c) Christos.
(d) Juan.

9. What country does the Banda Oriental belong to?
(a) Brazil.
(b) Argentina.
(c) Uraguay.
(d) Paraguay.

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

11. What is the name of the lake that Dr. Kennedy hopes to trek?
(a) Lake Cowasack.
(b) Lake Ipacari.
(c) Lake Lalurna.
(d) Lake Mojambishu.

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

13. What does Charles Washburn think of the Lopez dynasty?
(a) That they are a monarchy.
(b) That they are a tyranny.
(c) That they are a sound political party.
(d) That they are an empire.

14. What do many of the Paraguayan soldiers suffer from due to their diet?
(a) Kidney stones.
(b) Dysentery.
(c) Obesity.
(d) Influenza.

15. Which of Franco's sons is described as being slow and not very good at hiding?
(a) Frederico.
(b) Leopoldo.
(c) Pancho.
(d) Carlos.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color does Ella want the Obispo Cue painted?

2. What is the name of the previous dictator of Paraguay, before Franco's father?

3. After a quick questioning, what ailment does Dr. Mastermind discover that Maria Olivia is suffering from?

4. What threat does Franco's uncle threaten to any bishop who dares to baptize Juan Francisco?

5. Where is San Pedro in relation to Franco's property?

(see the answer keys)

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