A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Quiz

Show your understanding of the short story "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

  • Question 1

    The genre of the story is:

  • Question 2

    People lose interest in the old man when a new "freak" show arrives. The spider woman catches the interest of the people because:

  • Question 3

    As the story concludes, the old man simply __________________.

  • Question 4

    At one point is the story, the old man becomes a curiosity, and people come to see him. How does this change the lives of Pelayo and Elisenda?

  • Question 5

    When he first appears, one of the neighbors declares that the old man is a/an _____. 

  • Question 6

    True or False:

    The old man washes ashore after his ship is wrecked at sea. He clearly articulates the story of the storm to Pelayo.

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