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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude


by Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude: Symbols Quiz Quiz

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Q. Why are there so many repeated names?

To show the constant repetition of personal and political history
The Buendía family is really unoriginal
They’re really strong names
The people in the family keep on being reincarnated
Q. Why does Amaranta start wearing her black bandage?

She is mourning
She gets shot
She burns herself after driving Pietro to suicide *
She looks really good in black
Q. What happens to all 17 Aurelianos?

They get decapitated
They are shot through their Ash Wednesday marks
They run away to America
They get married to the same woman. Oops!
Q. Who is born with the tail of a pig?

Jose Arcadio (II¬)
The very last Buendía
Q. Which ghost hunts down the Buendías?

Jose Arcadio (I)
Pietro Crespi
Prudencio Aguilar