In the Time of the Butterflies Overview Quiz

In the Time of the Butterflies Overview Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

What do you know about the four Mirabal sisters— also known as Las Mariposas (“the butterflies”)—and their part in the political movement against a Dominican dictator? This eNotes quiz on In the Time of the Butterflies contains ten questions about Minerva, Mate, Patria, and Dedé that will help you test your knowledge.

  • Question 1

    What secret does Minerva discover about her father?

  • Question 2

    Where is Minerva really going when she skips school?

  • Question 3

    Which of the sisters was the most religious?

  • Question 4

    On whom does the dictator Trujillo develop a crush?

  • Question 5

    What college degree does Minerva obtain?

  • Question 6

    What is the name of the dictator who terrorizes the Dominican Republic?

  • Question 7

    Who is the sole surviving Mirabal sister?

  • Question 8

    What do the sisters use to smuggle items while in prison?

  • Question 9

    Why doesn't Dedé join the movement?

  • Question 10

    What object frequently occurs in Maria Teresa's ("Mate's") dreams?

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