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. Which of the following adjectives best describes General Diaz?

2. How does Ella defend herself against the native Brazilian that attacks her while she is traveling?

3. What city does Ella tell her children about while they are watching the executions?

4. When do the allied forces make a pact to fight until?

5. Who tells Benigno of the plan to overthrow Franco?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What conflict does Ella undertake when she decides she wants to leave Franco?

4. What reaction waves through the women of Paraguay when Franco demands that they hand over their jewelry in support of the war against Brazil?

5. What does Dr. Mastermind do upon his release from prison?

6. What happens when the entire Paraguayan fleet is sent to capture the Brazilian fleet in Riacheulto?

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

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

9. Who is Baron von Fischer-Treunfeld?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

U.S. Commander-in-Chief Charles Washburn has a very special relationship with Dr. Mastermind by the end of the novel. Explain how Charles Washburn affected Dr. Mastermind's life and death, and then explain how Washburn felt after becoming so intertwined with the doctor's fate.

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

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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