The News from Paraguay Test | Final 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 freak weather occurs when Ella is looting the statues?

2. How does Dona Dolores' husband die?

3. Who does Ella take with her to Caacupe to rob the statues?

4. Which of the following characters is struck by lightning but manages to survive?

5. What does Franco demand from all the women in Paraguay to help support his war against Brazil?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Charles Washburn consider a wasted golden opportunity for the Brazilian forces?

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

3. What fate befalls Alonzo Taylor's family after he escapes on a British ship?

4. How does Pancho behave when he leaves his home and joins his father at Humaita?

5. How does Franco die?

6. What happens to Maria Olivia after the doctor realizes she is ill?

7. What effect does General Diaz have on Franco's troops?

8. What befalls the "traitors" in the Lopez family after their arrest?

9. How does Benigno spend his days when he returns home from exile?

10. What does Alonzo Taylor witness while marching in the prison lines?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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