One Hundred Years of Solitude: Summary, Characters & Themes


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In One Hundred Years of Solitude, why is Ursula afraid she will have a baby with a pig's tail?

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1. In One Hundred Years of Solitude, which of these is true about Aureliano (Jose Arcadio I and Ursula's son)?

2. In One Hundred Years of Solitude, who finally finds a way to make contact with the outside world?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While this novel covers a lot of ground, you're going to be asked to answer questions specifically on Ursula's fears, the character of Aureliano, and the denial of the people of Macando.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To state it more precisely, you will be examined on:

  • Ursula's fear of having a child with a pig's tail
  • The life of Aureliano
  • Which character is able to contact the outside world
  • Issues with the son of Aureliano II and Amaranta Ursula
  • An event the people of Macando deny

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding lineage of the novel's characters and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characters' children

Additional Learning

To stretch your savvy of One Hundred Years of Solitude, have a look at the associated lesson, One Hundred Years of Solitude: Summary, Characters & Themes. Use this resource to learn more about:

  • The novel's characters
  • Connections between the characters
  • A synopsis of the story
  • The story's themes
  • Character motivations