The News from Paraguay Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Lily Tuck
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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 threat does Franco's uncle threaten to any bishop who dares to baptize Juan Francisco?

2. What is the name of the lake that Dr. Kennedy hopes to trek?

3. What happens to the groom that Ella hires to care for her horse?

4. Where does Franco begin training his troops to fight?

5. Why is Ella upset by what happens to the groom she has hired to care for her horse?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens during the 101-gun salute to Juan Francisco?

2. How does Franco spend his time wooing Ella?

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

4. What happens when Franco and Ella try to have their son baptized?

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

6. What does Franco do directly upon arriving to Buenos Ayres?

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

8. Why does Ella decide to leave the steamer and continue her travels on horseback?

9. How do Ella Lynch and Francisco Solano Lopez meet?

10. How do the Paraguayan forces conduct themselves in battle with Brazil?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

During the war with Brazil, Franco acts very selfishly in regards to the people of his land. Choose two examples of times that Franco puts himself before the people of his land, and explain how these decisions wreaked havoc on the people and land that he was supposed to be protecting.

Essay Topic 2

The three wet nurses Ella hired to help raise her children each had drastically different personalities. Name and describe all three of the wet nurses Ella hired, and explain the effect each woman had on the lives of the Lopez children.

Essay Topic 3

Franco makes many poor decisions regarding his troops during his battle against Brazil. Choose two examples of poor military decisions that Franco makes during the war and explain the outcome that each of these decisions has on his troops.

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