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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who tries, though unsuccessfully, to court Amaranta?
(a) Aureliano
(b) Jose Arcadio
(c) Jose Arcadio Buendia
(d) Gerineldo Marquez

2. Who was a humane and considerate ruler of Macondo?
(a) General Jose Arcadio
(b) General Aureliano
(c) General Jose Raquel Moncada
(d) General Arcadio

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

4. Why do Ursula and Jose Arcadio Buendia leave their town?
(a) They are followed by a ghost.
(b) They are kicked out of the town.
(c) They want a bigger house.
(d) They want to raise children somewhere else.

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

6. Who vies for the love of Pietro?
(a) Ursula and Amaranta
(b) Rebeca and Amaranta
(c) Amaranta and Remedios
(d) Rebeca and Ursula

7. How does the girl prove she is related to Jose Arcadio Buendia and Ursula?
(a) She carries a bag of her parents' bones.
(b) She tells them a story.
(c) She doesn't.
(d) She begs them to let her stay with them.

8. Who proposes to Amaranta?
(a) Jose Arcadio
(b) Aureliano
(c) Jose Arcadio Buendia
(d) Pietro

9. Who is Aureliano passionately in love with?
(a) Rebeca
(b) Amaranta
(c) Ursula
(d) Remedios

10. Who realizes he has no valid cause to fight?
(a) Arcadio
(b) Colonel Aureliano Buendia
(c) Jose Arcadio Buendia
(d) Aureliano

11. Who is the expert musician?
(a) Jose Arcadio
(b) Melquandes
(c) Pietro Crespi
(d) Aureliano

12. When Pilar won't sleep with Arcadio, who does she send?
(a) Rebeca
(b) Ursula
(c) Amaranta
(d) Santa Sofia de la Piedad

13. Who is the eleven-year-old girl who arrives at the Buendia house?
(a) Rebeca
(b) Remedios
(c) Ruth
(d) Rena

14. Who leaves Macondo to join the revolution?
(a) Pietro
(b) Jose Arcadio
(c) Jose Arcadio Buendia
(d) Colonel Aureliano Buendia

15. What was Jose Arcadio Buendia's previous occupation?
(a) He raised cattle.
(b) He was a cockfighter.
(c) He was a farmer.
(d) He rode bulls.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the townspeople do to combat this discovery?

2. Who is a bony and thin adult who never amounts to much?

3. Who tries to prevent the killing of the answer in #93?

4. When the town becomes infected with insomnia, what do they discover?

5. What is the greatest invention that the gypsies bring to Jose Arcadio Buendia?

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