“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.

  1. 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.

  2. As the story concludes, the old man simply __________________.

  3. 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?

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

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

  6. The genre of the story is: