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. How does Ella pass her time in Buenos Ayres?

2. How many siblings does Franco have?

3. What is revealed to be Franco's biggest fear?

4. How does the Humaita Fort block entrance to their rivers?

5. Who is the first to discover that Ella is pregnant?

Short Essay Questions

1. What accident befalls Marie while riding horseback to Paraguay?

2. How is Juan Francisco welcomed into the world?

3. What events does Franco partake in while at the border of Argentina, in Cerro Leon?

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

5. How does Franco spend his time wooing Ella?

6. Who is Corinna Adelaida, and what is the response to her life?

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

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

9. What is life like for Ella and Dimitri before he leaves to fight in the war?

10. What unexpected troubles arise for Franco when he declares war against 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

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 3

Franco was arguably a terrible father to his children. Choose two of Franco's children and explain the negative effects that he had on their upbringing. How might the lives of the Lopez children have been altered if they were raised without Franco in their lives?

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