One Hundred Years of Solitude 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. Who does not like Fernanda del Carpio?

2. Who does Aureliano see at a strange brothel?

3. Who is the traveler that prowls around Macondo, investigating insects and bananas?

4. Who wants to see better working conditions at the banana factory?

5. Why did Fernanda del Carpio accept the marriage proposal from Aureliano Segundo?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

It could be said that the novel is comparable to the Book of Genesis in the Bible. Give some examples of how this could be the case, keeping in mind that Genesis' story begins with the creation of paradise and the eventual downfall and alteration of Paradise because of one person's choice to create the world in the first place. Cite at least four examples of similarities and differences between Genesis and the story of Macondo.

Essay Topic 2

Some readers find it confusing that this novel isn't told in chronological order. But could the story work any other way? Why does the refusal to stick to a straight timeline help the story be more accessible and more entertaining for the reader? Or would a chronological timeline be a stronger choice?

Essay Topic 3

The love that is described in this novel is a bit different from most readers' traditional ideas about love. It seems the family is quite hindered by their lack of ability to love. Describe three reasons why the Buendia family might have had such a hard time creating love in their lives.

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