One Hundred Years of Solitude Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do Ursula and Jose Arcadio Buendia leave their town?

2. What does Aureliano do when he heads about the conservatives?

3. Who seizes Macondo again?

4. Who does Rebeca marry?

5. Who raises their child in an intimate matter past a decent age?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Colonel Aureliano Buendia begin to realize?

2. Arcadio becomes enthralled with Pilar, but since they are related, when they are supposed to meet, Pilar sends someone else in her place - who?

3. Describe Aureliano Segundo.

4. What does Don Apolinar Moscote, a magistrate from the distant government, require that Ursula do for her home, but she then ignores the ruling?

5. What is the gypsies' latest wonder that they share with Jose Arcadio Buendia?

6. Who vies for the attention of Pietro Crespi?

7. What happens when Gerineldo Mbrquez disagrees with the decision of Colonel Aureliano Buendia?

8. How many illegitimate sons does Colonel Aureliano Buendia have and why?

9. Who are identical twins?

10. Describe Melqunades.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why is the parchment so important for the characters in the book? What makes this parchment something important to the family? What happens when the parchment is finally deciphered? Who is the one who deciphers it? Why is it so important that this character be the one who deciphers the parchment?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the climax of the banana factor massacre. What does this have to say about organized business? What does this have to say about someone coming into an isolated setting? Is this a metaphor for a larger issue that the family has to contend with?

Essay Topic 3

The town of Macondo changes throughout the course of the novel - describe the life cycle of this town from its beginnings, changes, and to its eventual end. Why do these changes make sense for the novel and for the town itself?

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