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The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World

The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World


by Gabriel García Márquez

The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World: So, Apparently, Hope Floats but Beauty Sinks Quiz

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Q. Where does the dead body wash up?

Good question - there are no restrooms in the ocean
On a naval base
On the beach of a small fishing town
Among the rocks at the base of a cliff
Q. What do the men do after the body is discovered?

Clean off the body and prepare it for a funeral
Ask in neighboring towns to see if anyone knows the deceased
Attempt to throw it back into the sea
Sling it around their shoulders, slap a pair of shades onto its head and start over to the beach house for a weekend of madcap adventure
Q. What do the people do with their dead?

They throw them over a cliff into the sea
They leave them where they die and let them decompose
They recycle them
They bury them in the sand
They burn them in ovens
Q. How many houses are in this village?

About twenty
About eighty
Wait - are we including birdhouses? Because this is a big birdhouse town.
Q. Who is Esteban?

The drowned man
The boy who discovered the drowned man
The cabana boy who I need to get out of here because my husband will be back any minute
The woman who cleaned the body