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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude


by Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz Quiz

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Q. What was written on Melquíades’ scrolls?

The history of the world
A prediction about and a history of the whole Buendía family
A prophecy about the end of the world
A complete copy of Shakespeare’s plays
Q. What surrounds Meme when she sees Mauricio Babilonia?

Yellow butterflies
Cotton candy flavored bubbles
Q. What does Father Nicador try to prove by levitating?

That he’s magic
That gravity is just a theory
That magic is evil
The existence of God
Q. What does the Buendía family share?

Dinner plates
Family fate
Q. Sex is a natural desire, sure, but what else does it become in this book?

A sin
Something to be feared
An overwhelming, irresistible desire
Something that only married couples do