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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: 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 baldness
His fresh scent
His Botox bill
His flight pattern
Q. Which of these supernatural figures appears in the story?

An enchanted pumpkin
A ghost
A winged old man
A witch
Q. Where do people suspect the angel might be from?

Q. Which of these is an example of the angel's foreignness?

His dialect
His passport
His suitcase
His taste in food