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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: Symbols 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 these creatures is the angel compared to?

Q. Why is the old man associated with storms?

He arrived during a storm and is unpredictable.
He can turn into a tornado whenever he wants.
The National Weather Service named a hurricane after him.
He controls the weather.
Q. How does captivity figure into the story?

A circus comes to town and all the animals break free.
The old man is actually an escaped prisoner.
The townspeople lock the old man up in the chicken coop.
Whenever someone tries to touch the angel, he locks them in a cage.
Q. What's the point of the lunar dust?

It shows how beauty and miracles are ignored by society and treated like ordinary things.
It shows how the old man is from outer space.
This quote lets us know that the entire story takes place at night.
This quote shows that the moon controls the old man.
Q. Which religion do the townspeople practice?