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The Latin American Boom Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In ''El Sur'' by Jorge Luis Borges, what kind of illness does Juan Dahlmann contract?

Question 2 2. Which Latin American country was the birthplace of the writer Jorge Luis Borges?

Question 3 3. In ''El Sur'' by Jorge Luis Borges, who tries to provoke Juan Dahlmann to fight?

Question 4 4. In 'Borges And I', who does Borges represent?

Question 5 5. In 'Borges And I', what inevitability does the last line signify?

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Question 6 6. In 'Borges And I', what must the narrator try to do after he tried to separate himself from Borges, but Borges took over all his ideas?

Question 7 7. What writing theme is prevalent in Garcia Marquez's fiction?

Question 8 8. What is the name of Garcia Marquez's bestselling novel?

Question 9 9. What South American country is Gabriel Garcia Marquez from?

Question 10 10. How does the work of Isabel Allende illustrate the elements of magical realism?

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Question 11 11. What two elements are combined in magical realism?

Question 12 12. Why did magical realism originate in Latin America?

Question 13 13. What is Cortazar's poem Los Reyes about?

Question 14 14. What is Julio Cortazar's short story 'Axolotl' about?

Question 15 15. Who was an early influence on Julio Cortazar?

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Question 16 16. What language did Pablo Neruda write in?

Question 17 17. What party was Pablo Neruda a member of?

Question 18 18. When did Pablo Neruda win the Nobel prize?

Question 19 19. One issue with understanding Pablo Neruda's poetry for English-speaking students is the difficulty of _____.

Question 20 20. In the end of ''Walking Around'' by Pablo Neruda, the laundry on the line is said to do what?

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Question 21 21. Pablo Neruda begins the poem ''Walking Around'' by stating that he no longer wants to be _____.

Question 22 22. The title of ''La Noche Boca Arriba'' refers to what?

Question 23 23. ''La Noche Boca Arriba'' is best identified as a short story in which literary genre?

Question 24 24. In ''La Noche Boca Arriba,'' the protagonist is in a motorcycle accident in one reality, and what is he in the other?

Question 25 25. In ''El Sur'' by Jorge Luis Borges, what finally compels Juan Dahlmann to participate in the knife fight?

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Question 26 26. In 'Borges And I', who does the narrator represent?

Question 27 27. What career did Garcia Marquez study for prior to writing?

Question 28 28. How does the work of Salman Rushdie differ from that of Latin American authors writing magical realism?

Question 29 29. What was Cortazar's nationality?

Question 30 30. What was Pablo Neruda's original name?

The Latin American Boom Chapter Exam Instructions

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