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In the Time of the Butterflies

by Julia Alvarez

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In the Time of the Butterflies Overview Quiz

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.

  1. What secret does Minerva discover about her father?

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  2. Why doesn't Dedé join the movement?

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  3. Which of the sisters was the most religious?

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  4. Where is Minerva really going when she skips school?

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  5. What college degree does Minerva obtain?

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

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

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  8. Who is the sole surviving Mirabal sister?

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

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  10. On whom does the dictator Trujillo develop a crush?

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