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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the close of Chapter 14, it is clear that Frederic's true feelings for Catherine:
(a) have withered away
(b) have strengthened
(c) still remain bottled up
(d) have stayed the same

2. The major claims this is the religion of all thinking men:
(a) atheism
(b) Protestant
(c) Catholicism
(d) Buddhism

3. __________ warns Frederic and Catherine that people are growing suspicious of the couple.
(a) Mrs. Walker
(b) Miss Gage
(c) Miss Van Campen
(d) Miss Ferguson

4. The men in the army predict the upcoming year of the war to be _________ for the Italians.
(a) worse
(b) over
(c) improved
(d) about the same

5. Frederic and the priest agree that:
(a) Praying is not helpful anymore.
(b) People have become, in a way, more gentle.
(c) The war will continue for many years.
(d) The men are becoming more aggressive.

Short Answer Questions

1. While in the hospital in Milan, Frederic and Catherine's relationship is secretly able to grow due to:

2. It is likely that Frederic is abusing alcohol so far in this novel to:

3. What does Frederic tell the priest he does to cope with the war?

4. This is a trait of Frederic's friend, Rinaldi:

5. The head nurse, the superintendent, for the hospital is:

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Frederic's attitude toward his own mortality.

2. What does the reference to "Baby Catherine" suggest?

3. How does each couple react to the other's news in Chapter 22?

4. What do we learn about Frederic's attitude toward love in Chapter 11?

5. How does Catherine diverge from the "normal" young woman of the early twentieth century in Chapter 18?

6. What is the significance of the Saint Anthony medal Catherine gives to Frederic?

7. Would you agree or disagree with the following statement:Catherine Barkley is a self-assured and independent woman. Why or why not?

8. Describe Ettore.

9. Up to this point in the novel, what patterns have emerged with regard to Frederic and alcohol?

10. Discuss Hemingway's use of irony in the scene between Frederic and the barber.

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