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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The emotion Angela Vicario most clearly expresses when all is revealed is:
(a) Remorse.
(b) Anger.
(c) Relief.
(d) Fear.

2. The widower Xius' house and his possessions are symbolic of what?
(a) His values and his memories.
(b) His refusal to deal with aging.
(c) His inability to move on in his life.
(d) His religious beliefs.

3. The Poncio twins lifting their sister by the waist and demanding an answer from her suggests what about her character?
(a) She is powerful, and they must subdue her.
(b) She is defiant and childlike.
(c) She is helpless and has no will of her own.
(d) She is likely to escape if not guarded.

4. Santiago's mood as he leaves his home for the last time is described as:
(a) Jubilant, energetic, and eager.
(b) Sick, angry, and mournful.
(c) Tired, disinterested, and bored.
(d) Merry, peaceful, and openhearted.

5. Santiago's statement about his own wedding is ironic because:
(a) He claims his wedding will be the biggest the town has ever seen.
(b) His wedding was a small, simple affair.
(c) He never plans to marry.
(d) He claims life will be too short to tell others about it.

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

7. Angela's feelings toward Bayardo San Roman might be described as:
(a) Bashful and withdrawn.
(b) Contemptuous and resentful.
(c) Curious and excited.
(d) Fearful and concerned.

8. What is ironic about Placida Linero's comment that all dreams about birds mean good health?
(a) Santiago is allergic to birds.
(b) Santiago has a headache on this particular morning.
(c) This morning's dream foretold an illness for Santiago.
(d) This morning's dream foretells Santiago's death.

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

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

11. The narrator believes Angela Vicario has always exhibited:
(a) A poverty of morals and a reckless nature.
(b) A boldness unbecoming to a lady.
(c) A desperation men found stifling.
(d) A weakness of spirit and an air of helplessness.

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

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

14. Victoria Guzman has reason to distrust Santiago because:
(a) Santiago has told her his intentions.
(b) Santiago has attempted to seduce Victoria.
(c) Victoria herself was his father's mistress.
(d) Santiago's mother has warned Victoria about him.

15. Angela Vicario's brothers want to kill Santiago because:
(a) He refused to marry Angela.
(b) He spread rumors about Angela through the town.
(c) He stole their sister's virginity.
(d) He told Angela's husband she was not a virgin.

Short Answer Questions

1. The twins who planned to murder Santiago were named:

2. Angela's father sits amidst the confusion of the wedding helpless and blind, which suggests:

3. What significant event happens for the narrator at the wedding?

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

5. Bayardo San Roman's family could be described as:

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