Magical Realism: Definition, Authors & Examples


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What two elements are combined in magical realism?

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

2. Why did magical realism originate in Latin America?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on magical realism. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the elements of the genre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Origin of magical realism
  • Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits
  • Work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on magical realism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the elements of magical realism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the work of Salman Rushdie

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on magical realism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify the characteristics of magical realism
  • Recognize the work of notable Latin America writers Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende
  • Become familiar with the elements of magical realism in the works of Salman Rushdie and Haruki Murakami