One Hundred Years of Solitude Test | Final 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. Who dies, and is left dressed as a queen in repose?

2. Who dies during this chapter?

3. Where is Meme take by Fernanda del Carpio?

4. Who wants his throat slashed when he dies?

5. Who gives the person in #154 a long monologue of grief?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jose Arcadio leave home to do?

2. Why does Santa Sofia de la Piedad just walk away one day?

3. When does Amaranta believe she will die?

4. Who is Aureliano Segundo trying to placate in his life?

5. Who is the woman that Aureliano Segundo finally chooses?

6. When the child is missing from his crib, what has happened to the child?

7. What devastation does the five-year-long event cause?

8. What does Meme do after her lover Mauricio Babilonia is shot and killed?

9. When Amaranta Ursula returns to Macondo, who does she bring with her?

10. What does the banana company do when people begin to complain of unfair working conditions?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Many of the characters in this book take on lovers to help them with their loneliness, it seems. Describe the necessity of Pilar, Remedios the Beauty, Santa Sofia de la Piedad, and other women in the novel. What do they give to the lovers they take? What do these relationships take away from those who are in them?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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