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The Secret Miracle

The Secret Miracle


by Jorge Luis Borges

The Secret Miracle: Symbols Quiz Quiz

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Q. What is Jaromir writing in his head during the year that time stops?

His novel
His play
His autobiography
A petition against Hitler's regime
Q. What happens to his play when Jaromir's extra year is up?

He takes it with him to his grave
He writes it all down and publishes it
He waits until the end of the war to publish it
He realizes that he just copied Hamlet word for word
Q. The clocks chiming in Jaromir's dream symbolize what?

Nothing, they are just clocks
That he is late for work
The passing of time
The inevitability of death
Q. In his second dream, where does Jaromir find God?

On a map of India
In an old book he used to read
In a book of poems
In a dream within a dream within a dream
Q. Why does Jaromir compose his play in iambic pentameter?

He is a big fan of Shakespeare
It doesn't allow the audience to forget unreality
It's easier to remember in his head
It's too hard to write it in haiku