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The Hour of the Star

The Hour of the Star


by Clarice Lispector

The Hour of the Star: Pile on the Pain Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Hour of the Star? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
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
Macabéa cries
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?

Boyfriend advice
Make up
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."