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

2. Divina Flor's weeping as she fends off the dogs suggests:

3. The purple blotch that appears on Santiago's face is described as:

4. The serenade that took place at the widower Xius's house was intended to:

5. The Vicario family:

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

Many dreams are described in detail in the novel. Freud said, "Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of [one's] own being." In an essay, connect Freud's belief to the author's use of dreams in the novel. Consider how the character's dreams reveal part of each character's being, and what is being revealed.

Essay Topic 3

Consider the statement that "Honor is love," as the narrator's mother would have us believe. Write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify this statement.

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