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The Secret Miracle

The Secret Miracle


by Jorge Luis Borges

The Secret Miracle: It was all just a dream Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Secret Miracle? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is the secret miracle that God performs?

Turning silver into gold
He does not perform one
The Nazis turn on themselves
For Jaromir, a year passes between the order to fire and the discharge of the rifles.
Q. Why does Jaromir intentionally imagine horrific deaths in the days leading up to his execution?

To help relieve his stress
To prevent these deaths from happening
To desensitize himself from the inevitable
To distract himself from prison life
Q. Who is the main character in the play that Jaromir is writing?

Captain Julius Rothe
Count Dracula
Baron Romerstadt
Jaroslav Kubin
Q. What genre is this story?

Zombie fiction
Magical realism
Q. What does the Nazi sergeant do in the 16 minutes before Jaromir's scheduled execution?

Waits without making eye contact
Offers Jaromir a cigarette
Calls the whole thing off
Executes Jaromir early