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Full-Book Quiz

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1. How does Jeremiah Saint-Amour reveal his secrets to Dr. Juvenal Urbino?

2. What is Jeremiah Saint-Amour's biggest secret?

3. How does Dr. Juvenal Urbino die?

4. Dr. Urbino and Fermina Daza's most serious fight is over:

5. Why does Jeremiah Saint-Amour kill himself?

6. On her wedding night, Fermina most afraid of:

7. Where does Florentino professes his love for Fermina the second time?

8. During her husband's funeral and wake, Fermina is:

9. What is Fermina's reaction to Florentino's second professesion of "eternal fidelity and everlasting love"?

10. How long does Florentino wait to profess his love for Fermina?

11. What is the very first thing Florentino gives to Fermina?

12. Why does Fermina refuse the camellias that Florentino gives to her?

13. What is the meaning of the phrase "little bird," as used in the text?

14. Why does Florentino eat flower petals and drink cologne?

15. When does Florentino first see Fermina?

16. Despite his anguished efforts, Florentino cannot produce:

17. The song Florentino writes and plays for Fermina is called:

18. Fermina agrees to marry Florentino on the condition that:

19. Who catches Fermina writing a secret love letter to Florentino?

20. What does Fermina give Florentino along with her farewell note?

21. In Valledupar, what does Hildebranda give to Fermina?

22. Ofelia tells her mother that love among elderly people is:

23. What is the reason for Dr. Urbino and Fermina's first meeting?

24. How does Rosalba carry her child?

25. What is the name of the ship aboard which Florentino and Fermina travel?

26. What happens the first time Florentino attempts to make love to Fermina?

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by Trevor4274, August 17, 2012

Notes on Chapter Two contain an error. Florentino Ariza is not the man with whom the girls held lotteries to hang out with, until he saw Fermina Daza; that was Dr. Juvenal Urbino. See the first paragraph in Chapter 3 to see where this sentence refers to the latter.


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Lotteries for men

by gogogidge, May 07, 2013

Actually, women held lotteries to hang out with both men. When Florentino is introduced in chapter 2 Marquez mentions this on page 54. Then again, on page 105 (the first page of chapter 3), the lotteries for Dr. Urbino are mentioned.


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Clear Explanation

by Treno123, February 23, 2015

I feel that not all the topics are clearly explained in the quotes as there are some other important quotes which are feel should also be added.

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