Ficciones Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part One, The Garden of Forking Paths, The Circular Ruins.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius", what is unique about the description of the country in the The Anglo-American Encyclopedia?
(a) It exists on two worlds.
(b) The laws of nature have been reversed.
(c) Mirrors there do not reflect images.
(d) It exists on only one copy of the encyclopedia.

2. In "The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim," which two groups are involved in a conflict?
(a) Moslems and Buddhists.
(b) Students and Police.
(c) Indians and British.
(d) Moslems and Hindus.

3. Who is the hero of "The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim"?
(a) A robber.
(b) Al-Mu'tasim.
(c) A lawyer.
(d) A student.

4. In "The Circular Ruins", how does the protagonist travel to the ruins?
(a) On a horse.
(b) On an eagle.
(c) In a cart.
(d) In a canoe.

5. In "The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim," who does the student speak with on top of the tower?
(a) A lawyer.
(b) Al-Mu'tasim.
(c) A robber.
(d) An eagle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator believe will eventually happen to the planet on which he lives?

2. From what point of view is "The Approach of Al-Mu'tasim" written?

3. In "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius", what topic is the narrator discussing when the subject of the encyclopedia is brought up?

4. Which measurement system is discussed in one of Pierre Menard's manuscripts?

5. In "The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim," why does the student decide to travel the country?

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