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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Museum--On Exactitude in Science," how big are the maps of the Empire?
(a) The size of regular maps.
(b) As big as the Empire.
(c) The size of stamps.
(d) They can only be seen with microscopes.

2. In "The Duel," though friends, Clara and Marta compete at what activity?
(a) Painting.
(b) Memorizing poetry.
(c) Playing the piano.
(d) Making themselves beautiful.

3. In "The Maker," what physical problem is the protagonist going through?
(a) He is going blind.
(b) He has jaundice.
(c) He is going deaf.
(d) He is losing the use of his left arm.

4. In "Delia Elena San Marco," what does the narrator wonder after the death of his beloved?
(a) Why he ever loved her in the first place.
(b) If she secretly despised him.
(c) Whether he can speak to her soul again.
(d) If her death was more painful than she let on.

5. In "Inferno, I, 32," what does God tell Dante in a dream?
(a) How to finish some poetry.
(b) The prurpose of his life.
(c) The exact day of his death.
(d) He doesn't like Dante's version of Purgatory.

6. In "Avelino Arredondo," whom does Avelino murder?
(a) A rival in love.
(b) His wife.
(c) A heretic.
(d) The Uruguayan President, Juan Borda.

7. In "The Ethnographer," what does Fred Murdock do with the secret he learns from the Indians?
(a) He refuses to write about it.
(b) He publishes an acclaimed book about it.
(c) He never learns the secret.
(d) He sells it to the professor.

8. In "A Dialogue About a Dialogue," what interrupts the dialogue?
(a) One of the speakers becomes suddenly ill.
(b) The narrator remembers he has to catch a train.
(c) The talkers run out of things to say.
(d) A noise.

9. In "A Prayer," what is the narrator's attitude toward his prayer?
(a) He doesn't think much about it: he says the words with no thought.
(b) He thinks it will make sure he is saved.
(c) He repudiates it.
(d) He hopes it will give him worldly riches.

10. In "There are More Things," who seems to inhabit the narrator's deceased uncle's house?
(a) The ghost of his uncle.
(b) The narrator's double.
(c) A society of atheists.
(d) Aliens.

11. In "Ulrikke," what happens between the narrator and Ulrikke?
(a) They casually sleep together.
(b) They have a brutal knife fight.
(c) The narrator pursues her around the world.
(d) They switch identities.

12. In "The Other Duel," though Cardosa and Silveira have a long-standing feud, what do they both do?
(a) Fish together every Saturday.
(b) Write a novel together.
(c) Join a rebel force.
(d) Open a store together.

13. In "Parable of Cervantes and Don Quixote," Cervantes can best be described as which of the following?
(a) Insane.
(b) Young and arrogant.
(c) Unaware of the future recognition of his fictional character, Don Quixote.
(d) Despondent, for he believes art is useless.

14. In "The Story from Rosendo Juarez," what becomes of Rosendo?
(a) His fighting increases, and he becomes the reputed toughest man in the world.
(b) He becomes a worker in rural Uruguay.
(c) He becomes a mystic.
(d) He is killed by the Yardmaster.

15. What is the event in "The Elderly Lady"?
(a) Her 90th birthday.
(b) Her 100th birthday.
(c) The Day of the Dead.
(d) Christmas.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Sect of Thirty," the sect worships which Biblical figure?

2. In "Everything and Nothing," which of the following best describes Shakespeare?

3. In "The Interloper," which of the following best characterizes the treatment of Julia by the two brothers?

4. What idea is the main concern of "Paradiso, XXXI, 108"?

5. In "The Book of Sand," what does the narrator do with the book at the end?

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