The Hour of the Star
by Clarice Lispector
The Hour of the Star: Pile on the Pain Quiz
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Q. Macabéa often suffers from
Not having anything to wear
Q. What happens after Olímpico lifts Macabéa into the air?
Olímpico does pushups with her
Olímpico drops her and she gets a bloody nose
Macabéa yells, "Put me down!"
Q. How would Macabéa's aunt punish her?
Denying her her favorite dessert
Making her stand in the corner
Giving her a time out
Taking away her cell phone
Q. What would Macabéa often ask Glória for?
Q. Who said what to Macabéa?
Glória: "Excuse me my asking: is it painful being ugly?"
Olímpico: "Macabéa, you're like a cold drink on a hot day."
Madame Carlota: "Stop! You're about to be run over by a car!"
The Doctor: "Gosh, you sure look hungry. Here, take this sandwich I was saving for my lunch."