The Circular Ruins by Jorge Borges: Summary & Analysis


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In literary studies, what is magical realism?

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1. Who is the protagonist in The Circular Ruins?

2. Why is The Circular Ruins an example of philosophical idealism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Circular Ruins' is an important work of Jorge Luis Borges', and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its characteristics and significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and elements of:

  • Magical realism
  • Philosophical idealism
  • Infinite regression

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define magical realism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding philosophical idealism and infinite regression and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'The Circular Ruins'

Additional Learning

To learn more about 'The Circular Ruins' and the concepts expressed in it, review the accompanying lesson entitled, 'The Circular Ruins' by Jorge Luis Borges: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Get to know about the background of Jorge Luis Borges
  • Familiarize yourself with the plot of 'The Circular Ruins'
  • Explain philosophical idealism and relate it to the story
  • Define infinite regression and understand how it applies to 'The Circular Ruins'
  • Understand a provided analysis of the story