The News from Paraguay Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Ella defend herself against the native Brazilian that attacks her while she is traveling?
(a) By threatening him with Franco's power.
(b) By stabbing him with a sword.
(c) By running away and hiding in the woods.
(d) By punching him in the nose.

2. Who does Ella sue in the Parisian courts?
(a) Dr. Mastermind.
(b) Dr. Kennedy.
(c) Dr. Stewart.
(d) Charles Washburn.

3. What does Colonel Estigarribia do after watching half his troops get slaughtered at the Rio Grande?
(a) He retreats back to Paraguay.
(b) He surrenders.
(c) He kills himself.
(d) He sends the other half of his troops in for backup.

4. Which of the following adjectives best describes Franco's state of mind when he reaches the Aquidaban River?
(a) Irrational.
(b) Terrified.
(c) Focused.
(d) Calm.

5. What does Pancho begin collecting from the enemy soldiers killed in battle?
(a) Their ears.
(b) Their shoes.
(c) Their dog tags.
(d) Locks of their hair.

6. Where is General MacMahon recalled to after the fall of Asuncion?
(a) New York.
(b) California.
(c) Michigan.
(d) Washington.

7. What tribe do the indigenous Indians of Paraguay belong to?
(a) Guaycuru.
(b) Xenexeca.
(c) Hepetabaro.
(d) Vulayvulay.

8. How many ships does Franco send to Riachuelto with the hopes of capturing the Brazilian fleet?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) One hundred and fifty.
(c) Fifty.
(d) Five.

9. Who finds Maria Olivia's dead body?
(a) Dona Ines.
(b) Pancho.
(c) Frederico.
(d) Ella.

10. What card game does Benigno regularly play when he returns home from exile?
(a) Rummy.
(b) Poker.
(c) Bridge.
(d) Whist.

11. What does Franco build on the only high ground of Humaita?
(a) A hospital.
(b) An opera house.
(c) A fort.
(d) A play yard for his children.

12. Which of the following creatures does NOT infest Dr. Mastermind's cell?
(a) Toads.
(b) Scorpions.
(c) Spiders.
(d) Maggots.

13. Where is Curupayty in relation to Humaita?
(a) North.
(b) East.
(c) West.
(d) South.

14. Which of the following descriptions does NOT describe the state of Mathilde when the family reaches the Aquidaban River?
(a) Covered in sores.
(b) Brittle-boned.
(c) Weak.
(d) Starving.

15. What does Franco have his brothers arrested for?
(a) Theft.
(b) Conspiracy.
(c) Treason.
(d) Blackmail.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Miguel Lopez live before he dies prematurely?

2. Who does Franco blame for Miguel's death?

3. Which character arranges for Dr. Mastermind's release from prison?

4. What does Franco give to Ella when she arrives at Humaita?

5. When Ella thinks about leaving Franco, where does she desire to go?

(see the answer keys)

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