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The Secret Miracle

The Secret Miracle


by Jorge Luis Borges

The Secret Miracle: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

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Q. Why do the Nazis arrest Jaromir?

Because he taunts Hitler
Because he has poor grammar
Because he is Jewish and voices Jewish opinions
Because he deserted the German Army during World War I
Q. At the beginning of the story, how does Jaromir feel about his career as a writer?

Q. How does Borges portray the relationship between Jaromir and the Nazi soldiers who are his captors?

Filled with prejudice and hatred
With hints of compassion and respect
There is no relationship
By painting them as the hunter and the hunted
Q. What religion(s) does Borges reference in the story?

Judaism and Christianity
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam