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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens when Amaranta rejects Pietro?
(a) He leaves town.
(b) He kills himself.
(c) He rejects her first.
(d) He destroys the pianola.

2. What does Jose Arcadio Buendia become obsessed with?
(a) The ants
(b) The moon
(c) Ursula
(d) Mechanical animals

3. Who is always engaged in productive work?
(a) Jose Arcadio
(b) Aureliano Buendia
(c) Melqunades
(d) Ursula

4. Who begins to find Jose Arcadio irresistible?
(a) Ursula
(b) Amaranta
(c) Rebeca
(d) Pilar

5. What is the most wonderful of all the objects of wonder that Melqunades brings to Jose Arcadio Buendia?
(a) Chalk
(b) Telephone
(c) Fasle teeth
(d) Railroad

6. How does Ursula help to stall Rebeca's wedding?
(a) By sleeping with the groom.
(b) By killing the groom.
(c) By saying that the wedding will be in the unbuilt cathedral.
(d) By telling everyone that the wedding is cancelled.

7. What is/are the names of Jose Arcadio and Ursula's child/children?
(a) Jose Arcadio and Aureliano
(b) They did not have any children.
(c) Jose Arcadio, Aureliano, and Pietro
(d) Jose Arcadio

8. What do Ursula and Jose Arcadio believe will happen if they have children?
(a) They will not be able to feed them.
(b) The child will not be smart.
(c) They will not be able to leave the town.
(d) The child will grow a pig's tail or will be an iguana.

9. What happens to Arcadio after town violence erupts?
(a) He is captured and executed.
(b) He kills himself.
(c) He proves his innocence.
(d) He flees the town.

10. What does Colonel Aureliano Buendia do that his intimates tell him not to do?
(a) Sign a request to give up control.
(b) Meet with someone in the middle of the night.
(c) Drink a cup of water.
(d) Dance with a young girl

11. What makes Jose Arcadio Buendia and Ursula not consummate their relationship?
(a) They are not attracted to each other.
(b) Ursula does not believe in sexual relations.
(c) They are afraid of birth defects.
(d) Jose has an illness.

12. When the person in #42 dies, what does the town have to do?
(a) Build their first cemetary
(b) Have a funeral procession
(c) Find a religious leader
(d) Build a funeral pyre

13. Who is a witness to a military executions that then scars him for life?
(a) Aureliano
(b) Jose Arcadio
(c) Aureliano Segundo
(d) Jose Arcadio Segundo

14. What does Pietro Crespi set up when he returns to town?
(a) A church
(b) A music shop
(c) A market
(d) A bank

15. Who is mysteriously murdered?
(a) Jose Arcadio
(b) Jose Arcadio Buendia
(c) Aureliano Segundo
(d) Aureliano

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is outraged by the inbreeding and young marriages?

2. Who was facing the firing squad "many years later"?

3. How many children does Santa Sofia de la Piedad now have?

4. How many children do Jose Arcadio and Ursula have?

5. What does Colonel Aureliano Buendia do once he begins to lose his warmth and his vigor, and after he makes a deal to kill another rival leader?

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