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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the previous dictator of Paraguay, before Franco's father?
(a) Don Jose Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia.
(b) King Peter Phillipe.
(c) Luz Pasqual.
(d) Hernando de Cueranto.

2. How does Dr. Kennedy become unconscious on the shore of the lake?
(a) He has a stroke.
(b) He hits his head on a rock.
(c) Another traveler punches him in the face.
(d) He blacks out from dehydration.

3. Why does the bishop refuse to baptize Juan Francisco?
(a) Because the bishop has been paid to ignore Ella's request.
(b) Because Franco and Ella aren't married.
(c) Because Franco and Ella aren't members of the church.
(d) Because he believes the baby is possessed.

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

5. Who returns to Marie to tend to her injuries?
(a) Rosaria.
(b) Dr. Kennedy.
(c) Francisco.
(d) Ella.

Short Answer Questions

1. What object of Ella's does Franco stop and pick up when she drops it?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the treatments that Franco's sisters give to Ella?

3. Who writes the letter to Franco declaring him President of Paraguay?

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

5. How long will Ella and Franco's trip to Buenos Ayres take them?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Ella realizes that her horse, Mathilde, is dying by the banks of the Aquidaban River?

2. How is Ella treated when visiting the opera house Franco has built?

3. What reaction waves through the women of Paraguay when Franco demands that they hand over their jewelry in support of the war against Brazil?

4. What happens to the groom that Ella hired to care for Mathilde?

5. What happens to Dr. Kennedy while on his trek across Lake Ipacarai?

6. How does General Diaz die?

7. Who is Carmencita, and what is her relationship to Franco?

8. How does Franco take to his new political power?

9. How does Franco spend his time wooing Ella?

10. What is Ella's life like leading up to her time in Paris?

(see the answer keys)

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