This is a quiz on “Magnificence,” a short story by Estrella D. Alfon (1917-1983).
Estrella D. Alfon was a native of Cebu and wrote in both Cebuano and English. She was the most prolific woman writer before World War II, having published various stories in nearly all major papers of the period. Seventeen of her award-winning stories are collected in the book of Magnificence (1960). Alfon also wrote plays, four of which garnered many of the major awards at the Arena Theater Playwriting Contest of 1961-1962.
5 Sample Questions
The point of view used in "Magnificence" is:
third person omniscient
third person limited
With respect to point of view, the story is presented mainly through the eyes and consciousness of:
the concealed narrator
Vicente, the bus conductor
the little girl
The time setting of “Magnificence” is:
in the 1940’s
in the 19th century
present modern age
The economic status of the family in the story is: