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

Lily Tuck
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who does Ella have trouble conversing with aboard the steamer?

2. What part of Marie's body is broken during her accident?

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

4. Which of the following groups of people are NOT considered a threat by Franco?

5. During what month does Ella write a letter rebuking Franco's sisters to Mathilde?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does General Diaz die?

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

5. What unexpected troubles arise for Franco when he declares war against Brazil?

6. What does Dr. Mastermind realize about Franco's hospitals in Humaita?

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

8. How does Ella respond to Marie after Marie suffers her terrible injury?

9. How does Dr. Mastermind spend his days in prison?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Ella and Franco had very different childhoods that inevitably led them to each other. Compare and contrast the childhoods that these characters had, and explain how their upbringings irrevocably altered their relationship.

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

Arrogance proved to be one of the most dangerous attributes for a character in this novel to have. Choose two characters who were particularly arrogant and give two examples of each of their arrogant behaviors. Finally, explain how the arrogance that infested these characters' live affected them in their deaths.

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