“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” – Quiz

A multiple-choice quiz for Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ short story, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.”


  • 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Answer Key

This is a quick reading comprehension assessment that also features a few questions requiring an understanding of literary analysis (literary elements & theme).

For difficult stories to analyze, like “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,” quizzes can be very helpful instructional tools, helping to clarify ideas and offering a concrete base for discussion of the text.

And if you just want to make sure your students did the reading when you asked them to dig into “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,” a quiz is a great way to do it.

Also, if you are in the market for an explanatory essay to help students unpack the story, an instructor’s analysis/essay on this story is available here in addition to another Philo Culturo resource featuring study materials for Marquez’ story.

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