Chronicle of a Death Foretold Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pura Vicario dresses her daughter in red and wraps her face in a cloth, which suggests:

2. The Vicario twins' behavior suggests:

3. The narrator does not believe Santiago had a guilty conscience that night because:

4. The repeated mention of Victoria Guzman watching over the coffee pot and gutting animals connotes which popular image?

5. Colonel Lazaro Aponte:

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The narrator uses both showing and telling to reveal the details of the story. Write an essay in which evaluate the use of showing and telling in the novel, determining which of the two is most influential in communicating Garcia Marquez' ideas.

Essay Topic 2

The setting of the novel is often described merely as "Caribbean." What connotations or associations with the word "Caribbean" might readers have that affect their understanding of the novels events? How does the author use these connotations to explain, justify, or clarify the events and themes of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Water often represents new life or birth in literature. In what situations does water appear in the novel? Identify the author's message(s) suggested by water images in the novel, and use examples to support your theory.

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