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The Secret Miracle

The Secret Miracle


by Jorge Luis Borges

The Secret Miracle: Time out! 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. How does Jaromir's year in front of the firing squad impact the Enemies?

It does not
Jaromir turns the play into a tragedy
Jaromir alters Baron Romerstadt's character based on one of the Nazi soldier's faces
It makes the play more trippy
Q. Why do the Nazi soldiers ask Jaromir to step forward before they shoot him?

So they can aim better
So his blood doesn't spatter the wall
As a sign of disrespect
So the photographer can get a better picture
Q. What happens to the soldiers in the firing squad when "the physical universe stop[s]"?

They freeze
They die
They disappear
They shoot him
Q. What is Jaromir's first dream?

Being eaten by spiders
An epic game of chess between two families
He can't remember it
The Enemies
Q. What does Jaromir do once he figures out that time has frozen?

Talks to the soldiers
Takes a nap
Asks if he can use the restroom