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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings


by Gabriel García Márquez

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: Colombia, Colombia Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Which of the following gives us a clue that the story takes place on the coast?

The crab invasion
The pelican dressed as an old man
The seagulls that attack the priest
The story does not take place on the coast
Q. Why do we get the idea that the story takes place in a Catholic country?

All of the monks with wings
Father Gonzaga's important role in the community
The fact that everyone goes to Mass all the time
The child's baptism
Q. What language can we guess the characters speak, based on their names?

Q. Where is the author from?

Q. What month comes after winter in the story?