House Taken Over by Julio Cortazar: Summary & Analysis


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From what country is Julio Cortazar?

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1. What type of story is 'House Taken Over?'

2. Who narrates the story 'House Taken Over?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess what you know about Julio Cortazar's short story 'House Taken Over.' Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the story genre and its major themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following in relation to the story:

  • Genre
  • Narrator
  • Conclusion
  • Major theme

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'House Taken Over'
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about magical realism in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Julio Cortazar's country of origin
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the events in the story

Additional Learning

To learn more about this short story, review the corresponding lesson called 'House Taken Over' by Julio Cortazar: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Cortazar's life and literary career
  • Define magical realism
  • Summarize 'House Taken Over'
  • Discuss major themes in the story