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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. Frederic finally finds a ___________ on which to travel.
(a) convoy
(b) horse
(c) train
(d) bicylce

2. Frederic states that this commodity cannot win a war, but can certainly lose one.
(a) weapons
(b) food
(c) passion
(d) ammunition

3. While under the tarps, Frederic imagines. . .
(a) Catherine lying next to him.
(b) playing with his child.
(c) escaping from Europe.
(d) buying a home with Catherine.

4. To get to Switzerland, Frederic and Catherine have to:
(a) drive 40 miles on the highway
(b) row all night
(c) ride two days to the border
(d) drift downriver for two days

5. The army boots dragging Frederic down in the river is ___________ of how the army is also dragging him down.
(a) a metaphor
(b) a figure of speech
(c) an image
(d) a symbol

Short Answer Questions

1. The man who sees Frederic depart the train:

2. Before heading for Catherine, Frederic visits:

3. Catherine's thoughts on marriage are that. . .

4. Frederic departs the train in:

5. What is the cargo of the car in which Frederic has stowed away?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is Frederic's goodbye to Catherine "fitting" considering his love for her? Why or why not?

2. What do we learn from Frederic's dream involving Catherine?

3. Describe Helen Ferguson as a character.

4. Discuss the change in Hemingway's writing style, and what does this change denote?

5. Contrast Gino's attitude toward patriotism with Frederic's attitude.

6. Discuss the continued symbolism of water for both Frederic and Catherine.

7. Summarize the discussion between Frederic and the bartender regarding news of the war.

8. Describe the difference between life in the Swiss chalet and the life the couple led before coming to Switzerland.

9. Do you think Frederic's morale was affected by being ordered to retreat? Do you think the Italian soldiers' morale was affected? If yes, how so?

10. What is Hemingway saying about the coldness of war with the scene of the two fleeing soldiers?

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