The Autumn of the Patriarch Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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The Autumn of the Patriarch Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the General sit as the comet passes over?
(a) On the stairs of Manuela's house.
(b) Across from Manuela.
(c) At the foot of Manuela's bed.
(d) Between Manuela and her mother.

2. Which of the following is not a means of death met by the men who sacked the Presidential Palace?
(a) A man is flayed alive.
(b) A man is fed to crocodiles.
(c) A man is thrown in the moat.
(d) A man is burned alive.

3. What did the General's escort--the Guajiro Indian--carry with him in the early days of the General's reign?
(a) A man-eating dog.
(b) A .32 caliber.
(c) A bottle of rum.
(d) A cane-cutting machete.

4. Whose husband does the General claim to have retrieved for her?
(a) Leticia Nazareno.
(b) Manuela Sanchez.
(c) Bendicion Alvarado.
(d) Matilde Peralta.

5. How does Narisco Miraval die?
(a) A bullet in the ear.
(b) Dog attack.
(c) Public execution.
(d) Poisoned rum.

6. How did the General sign decrees?
(a) An X.
(b) Thumbprint.
(c) Seal.
(d) His Initials.

7. What happens to the dogs of the dogfight district during the renewal?
(a) They become palace guard dogs.
(b) Their throats are slit.
(c) They are placed in shelters.
(d) They are relocated.

8. Which omen caused the General to change the date of a public appearance?
(a) Bendicion Alvarado found an egg with two yolks.
(b) The General saw a backwards comet.
(c) A dog died on the steps of the palace.
(d) All the birds in the palace died.

9. What type of contest does the General institute?
(a) A national speech contest.
(b) A spelling bee.
(c) A shooting contest.
(d) A beauty contest.

10. According to Aragones, who put the General in power?
(a) The Conservatives.
(b) The Gringoes.
(c) Aragones.
(d) The English.

11. What reason did Benedicion Alvarado give for her housing preference?
(a) The big house made her feel like the Pope's wife.
(b) She preferred the proximity to her son.
(c) She preferred the elegance and extravagance of the grand room.
(d) She claimed the open air was better for her health.

12. How many officers obey the General's command?
(a) None.
(b) All.
(c) 1.
(d) 19.

13. Which craft does Manuela Sanchez's mother make?
(a) Jewelry.
(b) Painted screens.
(c) Lace.
(d) Knit garments.

14. How is the lottery rigged so that the General always wins?
(a) The winning balls are weighted.
(b) Two thousand children control the pickings.
(c) The people are too afraid to enter the lottery.
(d) There are no other entrants.

15. Why does the General become angry with his aids?
(a) His order to create a fair lottery has been disobeyed.
(b) He learns that they have made decisions of national importance without consulting him.
(c) He learns they have hidden a group of two thousand children.
(d) He learns that they have executed all his illegitimate children.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the last diplomat to produce credentials in the Nation?

2. What reason did Patricio Aragones give for his claim that he and the General would meet death at a tie?

3. The remains of the General are found:

4. How old was the General when he died?

5. How many people are killed during the explosion of the milk cart?

(see the answer keys)

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