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. Who does Marie dictate letters back home to?

2. How does Ella decide to travel after leaving the steamer?

3. How many guns are ordered to shoot in the salute to Juan Franco?

4. What does Franco deliver to Ella's home, bribing the doorman to give to her?

5. How many daughters does Ella give birth to through the course of her child bearing years?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Pancho treat his younger brother Carlos while they are playing in the garden?

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

3. How do Ella and Franco plan to make the trip to Buenos Ayres, and what is their reaction to the journey?

4. How is Juan Francisco welcomed into the world?

5. Why does Franco keep a frog in a basin in his bedroom?

6. Who is Isabella de Braganza, and what is her relationship to Franco?

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

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

9. How does Franco spend his time wooing Ella?

10. Who is Henry Kennedy, and why is he living in Buenos Ayres?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pancho grew up to be a man exactly like his father. Choose two examples of moments in his life when Pancho behaved in a way that Franco might have, and explain where Pancho learned his unemotional behaviors.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Dr. Henry Kennedy and explain the impact that he had on Ella's life. How does his short presence in the novel change the relationship that Ella has with Franco?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the course of the novel, three medical characters are introduced in the form of three different doctors. Name and describe all three doctors and then compare and contrast their medical practices. Finally, what effect do each of these doctors have on Ella's life throughout the novel?

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