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The House of the Spirits
"Isabel Allende's astonishing first novel, set in an unnamed South American country, follows the fortunes of one family through four generations."
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Esteban Trueba is engaged to the oldest daughter of the del Valle family, Rosa the Beautiful. What is highly unusual about Rosa?
Rosa is completely hairless
Rosa has green hair and yellow eyes
Rosa chooses never to speak
Rosa can levitate at will
Rosa's youngest sister, Clara, announces that there will be a death in the family soon, and that it will be a mistake. She is correct. Who dies?
Barrabas, the family dog
Rosa the Beautiful
Severo del Valle, Rosa's father
Nana, the family nurse
Clara is also rather strange, in that she can foresee events and has certain mental powers. Name the household item that Clara moves with her mind, causing her family to cover up what she's doing when they have company for dinner.
The soup ladle
During his nine year absence from the capital city, Esteban Trueba works to rejuvenate his family's country hacienda and land. What is the name of the hacienda?
Clara foresees that she will marry Esteban Trueba, and enters the union willingly, accepting that one part of Trueba's family life will now be part of hers. Who, or what, is this?
The dog, Barrabas
His mother, Dona Ester
His sister, Ferula
His nurse, Nana
Esteban and Clara's daughter, Blanca, and Pedro Tercero Garcia, the son of Esteban's foreman at Tres Marias, fall in love. The night they are betrayed, what does Trueba do?
All of these
Chops off three of Pedro's fingers with an axe
Beats Blanca senseless with his horsewhip
Hits Clara against a wall, knocking out some of her teeth.
Nicolas and Jaime, Blanca's twin brothers, grow up to be totally different in every way. Nicolas, the devil-may-care adventurer, and Jaime, who follows which career?
Clara has a premonition of her own death and begins quietly to prepare for it. What does she do with all the jewels that her husband has given her throughout their married life?
Puts them in an old sock and gives them to Blanca
Puts them in a bank vault to be saved for Alba
Sends them to Nicolas to help with his academy
Drives through the capital, giving them away to the poor
The new government is overthrown by a military coup and Alba is arrested for helping "enemies of the state" escape the country. What happens to her?
All of these
Senator Esteban Trueba is a tall, strapping man at the beginning of the novel. By the end, when he's almost ninety years old, he has shrunk to a tiny little old man. What does he believe is the reason for his small size?
The curse of his sister, Ferula
Clara's ghost was scrunching him up
He lost height every time he cursed God
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Compiled Jun 28 12