Magical Realism Quiz: Test

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  • 1. 
    All of the following statements are true about magical realism EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Elements of the dream, fairy story, or mythology combine with the everyday.

    • B. 

      Has a strong narrative drive.

    • C. 

      Emphasizes the common and every day in people's lives.

    • D. 

      Frame or surface of the story may be conventionally realistic.

    • E. 

      Is often about opposites

  • 2. 
    Which of the following authors is considered the "father" of magic realism?
    • A. 

      Octavio Paz

    • B. 

      Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    • C. 

      Guenter Grass

    • D. 

      Jorge Luis Borges

    • E. 

      Pablo Neruda

  • 3. 
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez' work that in 1982 that is credited for his winning the Nobel Prize in literature is:
    • A. 

      One Hundred Years of Solitude

    • B. 

      A Chronicle of a Death Foretold

    • C. 

      Love in the Time of Cholera

    • D. 

      Memories of My Melancholy Whores

    • E. 

      The Handsomest Drowned Man

  • 4. 
    Magic or Magical Realism is defined as:
    • A. 

      A literary genre where magical elements are a natural part of a realistic environment

    • B. 

      A literary genre in which the real is more important than the unreal

    • C. 

      A liteary genre that is dedicated to expressing the imagination as revealed in dreams, free of the conscious control of reason and convention.

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The 4 elements of magic realism are: 
    • A. 

      The usual in the unusual

    • B. 

      Distortion of time

    • C. 

      Binary opposites juxtaposed

    • D. 

      Vagueness/uncertainty of events

    • E. 

      All of the above