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The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits

by Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The House of the Spirits? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. The extended family portrayed in The House of the Spirits serves as a microcosm of ___ as a whole.


Organisms
Families
Foreigners
Society
Children
Q. The idea of using ____ to better understand the present and to prepare for a future is a theme of this novel as a microcosm of ___ as a whole.


Present
Future
Past
Family
Society
Q. People have different recollections of the same events, and those recollections may change over time. Which theme is this?


Family
Ambition
Memory and the Past
Innocence
Isolation
Q. Clara begins to record trivialities during her period of muteness. Which theme is this?


Hate
Literature
Women and Femininity
Man and the Natural World
Society and Class
Q. Alba's survival is an example of


Mutiny
Frankness
Perseverance
Politeness
Capitulation
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