El Sur by Jorge Luis Borges: Author, Summary & Theme


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

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

2. In ''El Sur'' by Jorge Luis Borges, what does Juan Dahlmann own in southern Argentina?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about the short story ''El Sur'' by Jorge Luis Borges with this quiz/worksheet. You can answer questions on key subjects like Borges' home country and the illness of character Juan Dahlmann.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Something Juan Dahlmann owns in the story
  • Character that tries to get Juan to fight
  • The reason Juan finally fights the man

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you know the most important information from the related lesson on the short story ''El Sur'' by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding one of the characters in the story who attempts to fight Juan Dahlmann
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Juan's sickness and the place where Borges was born

Additional Learning

For more on the story, you can read the lesson called ''El Sur'' by Jorge Luis Borges: Author, Summary & Theme. You'll learn about the following throughout the lesson:

  • Overview of Jorge Luis Borges' literary career
  • The protagonist in ''El Sur''
  • Breakdown of the story's plot