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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What significant event happens for the narrator at the wedding?
(a) He overhears the brothers' plot to kill Santiago.
(b) He proposes to Mercedes Barcha.
(c) He proposes to Bayardo's sister.
(d) He reveals Angela and Santiago's affair.

2. Santiago Nasar's main concern at the wedding was:
(a) Figuring out how much money had been spent.
(b) Trying to stay out of the groom's sight.
(c) Figuring out what the groom's real motives were.
(d) Avoiding Anglea Vicario.

3. Bayardo San Roman has "a way of speaking that...":
(a) ...Did not allow him to be known at first sight.
(b) ...Conveyed urgency.
(c) ...Disguised what he had come to town for.
(d) ...Served to conceal rather than reveal.

4. Despite her fear of Santiago, what does Divina Flor do that might help him the morning of his death?
(a) She asks her mother to help him.
(b) She warns Placida Linero of the murder plot.
(c) She gives him the warning someone slipped beneath the door.
(d) She leaves the front door unlocked.

5. Why can't Santiago stand starch in his clothes?
(a) He doesn't want to look stiff.
(b) His skin is too sensitive for it.
(c) He thinks starch is for girls.
(d) It makes his clothes look dirty.

6. Bayardo's talk about money and his show of excess at the wedding indicate that he appears to value:
(a) What others have.
(b) What cannot be purchased with money.
(c) What money can buy him.
(d) What makes others happy.

7. How does the narrator describe Angela's face during the wedding party?
(a) She now has the look of a trapped animal.
(b) She now has the face of a married woman.
(c) She is extremely frightened.
(d) She looks offended by the excess.

8. Pura Vicario believes her daughters will make excellent wives because:
(a) They have been raised to serve men.
(b) They have been raised to suffer.
(c) They are not interested in their individuality.
(d) They are not confident enough to pursue their own goals.

9. Santiago's house is made out of a former:
(a) Warehouse.
(b) Farmhouse.
(c) Parlor.
(d) Import store.

10. To intimidate Santiago Nasar on the morning of his murder, what does Victoria Guzman do?
(a) Violently guts rabbits in front of him.
(b) Threatens to tell Santiago's mother what he has been up to.
(c) Burns him with his coffee.
(d) Hires the Vicario twins to threaten him.

11. Bayardo's gift of the music box causes her parents concern about the nature of their daughter's relationship, which is an example of:
(a) Motif.
(b) Irony.
(c) Alliteration.
(d) Character foil.

12. The weather on the day of Santiago's death is described by the townspeople as:
(a) Supernatural.
(b) Holy.
(c) Funereal.
(d) Mournful.

13. What interrupts Santiago's breakfast?
(a) The bishop's steamboat whistle.
(b) The Vicario twins at the front door.
(c) A warning from Luisa Santiaga.
(d) The threats from Victoria Guzman.

14. Santiago has learned to be careful with a gun because:
(a) He sleeps with a gun beneath his pillow and does not want it to go off accidentally.
(b) His mother always forced him to keep the bullets separate.
(c) He shot a gun as a child and caused great destruction.
(d) A servant accidentally fired a gun in his childhood, causing great destruction.

15. Divina Flor claims she did not warn Santiago about the murder plot against him because:
(a) She was afraid of her mother that morning.
(b) She thought Santiago was already a ghost because his touch was cold.
(c) She thought the murder plot was a joke.
(d) She was only a child, incapable of making her own decisions.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Poncio twins lifting their sister by the waist and demanding an answer from her suggests what about her character?

2. The bishop's refusal to stop in the village suggests what?

3. Santiago felt completely covered in bird droppings when he woke. What might that suggest?

4. Margo insists that Santiago:

5. Ironically, the Vicario brothers were engaged in what activity when they were called home?

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