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. Which adjective does Franco use to describe his sisters?

2. Who returns to Marie to tend to her injuries?

3. Where does Ella stay while living in Buenos Ayres?

4. What does Ella find most attractive about Franco?

5. What do many of the Paraguayan soldiers suffer from due to their diet?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens when Franco tries to start a vineyard in the wooded land near his home?

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

4. How does Ella pass her time while she is living alone in Buenos Ayres?

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

6. Why does Franco declare war against Brazil?

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

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

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

10. What work does Dr. Mastermind do while the Paraguayan forces are at battle with Brazil?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Paraguayan people proved to be the strongest characters in the novel. Explain the trauma that the Paraguayan people succumbed to and then explain how they proved to be resilient even in the face of extreme adversity.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the role that Rosaria plays in the upbringing of little Juan Francisco and use that experience to compare and contrast Rosaria's mothering techniques with Ella's mothering techniques to her firstborn son.

Essay Topic 3

Franco has a long history of abusing his power when it comes to women. Choose one woman from Franco's past, either in his family or romantic history, and explain how his relationship with her signals to the reader how he will eventually come to treat Ella.

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