A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
by Gabriel García Márquez
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz
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Q. Which of these quotes depicts the angel's suffering?
"[He] had a temperature all night and they thought it was due to the stench."
"Frightened by that nightmare [he] ran to get Elisenda [. . .]."
"He was lying in a corner drying his open wings in the sunlight among the fruit peels and breakfast leftovers that the early risers had thrown him."
"[. . .] spine all twisted from sweeping up so much marketplace trash [. . .]."
Q. Which of the following is a clue to the angel's age?
His fresh scent
His Botox bill
His flight pattern
Q. Which of these supernatural figures appears in the story?
An enchanted pumpkin
A winged old man
Q. Where do people suspect the angel might be from?
Q. Which of these is an example of the angel's foreignness?
His taste in food