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Question: Which of these renowned Latin American authors never won a Nobel Prize in Literature?
Answer: Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges never won a Nobel Prize for his writings. 
Question: True or False: The so-called "Latin American boom," during which literature and poetry flourished in Latin America, occurred in the 1920s and ’30s. 
Answer: The Latin American boom flourished in the 1960s and ’70s.
Question: Which author was known for writing in green ink?
Answer: Chilean poet Pablo Neruda often composed his poetry in green ink. 
Question: True or False: Jorge Luis Borges lost his hearing at age 55. 
Answer: Jorge Luis Borges suffered from a degenerative eye disease and lost his sight at age 55. His later works were done by dictation.
Question: True or False: Mario Vargas Llosa once ran for president of Peru. 
Answer: Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa campaigned for the presidency but lost to Alberto Fujimori in 1990.
Question: True or False: Giannina Braschi is credited with the first novel written in Spanglish. 
Answer: Giannina Braschi, a Puerto Rican author, published her Spanglish Yo-Yo Boing! in 1998.
Question: Which of the following writers is not known for magical realism?
Answer: Chicana author Sandra Cisneros is known for her powerful prose that largely stems from her observations and personal experiences. 
Question: True or False: Gabriela Mistral was the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in literature. 
Answer: Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral (the pseudonym of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga) was awarded the Nobel Prize for her works in 1945. 
Question: Who, upon his death, was described as "the greatest Colombian who ever lived"?
Answer: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gave Gabriel García Márquez this posthumous honorific in 2014.
Question: True or False: Carlos Fuentes's The Old Gringo (Gringo viejo) was the first U.S. best seller written by a Mexican author.
Answer: Fuentes's best seller was loosely based on the mysterious disappearance of an American author during the Mexican Revolution.
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