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 begins to work at decoding the Melqunades manuscript?

2. What helps increase the modernization of Macondo?

3. Who is juggling two women?

4. What does Aureliano Segundo do with his wealth?

5. Who dies during this chapter?

Essay 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

As the story progresses, Macondo begins to have more new technology than it did in the beginning. How does this new technology affect everyday life in the town? Does technology affect the town at all? List specific examples of either side as well as examples of the different pieces of technology that were introduced.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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