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.

  • Question 1

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

  • Question 2

    Where is Minerva really going when she skips school?

  • Question 3

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

  • Question 4

    Why doesn't Dedé join the movement?

  • Question 5

    On whom does the dictator Trujillo develop a crush?

  • Question 6

    Which of the sisters was the most religious?

  • Question 7

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

  • Question 8

    What secret does Minerva discover about her father?

  • Question 9

    Who is the sole surviving Mirabal sister?

  • Question 10

    What college degree does Minerva obtain?

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