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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When he arrives in Stresa, Frederic asks the hotel bartender. . .
2. While under the tarps, Frederic imagines. . .
3. In Chapter 32, Frederic decides for sure that he. . .
4. The man who sees Frederic depart the train:
5. Travel in town becomes difficult because of:
Short Essay Questions
1. Should Frederic's actions at the end of the retreat be described as honorable or as cowardly?
2. 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?
3. Why does the couple relocate to Lausanne?
4. How does Hemingway slowly exhibit increasing betrayal between Frederic and the Italian army?
5. What do we learn from Frederic's dream involving Catherine?
6. Although seemingly content in his new life, what issue remains troubling to Frederic in Chapter 38?
7. What is Hemingway saying about the coldness of war with the scene of the two fleeing soldiers?
8. Do you think people secretly helping fugitives, like the man behind the counter in the cafe, were the exception or the norm at this time?
9. What is the significance of the couple feeling hurried by the end of the pregnancy?
10. What is the significance of Frederic's actions when he emerges from the river?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Catherine and Frederic are both influential characters in this book. Which character do you feel was more influential and why? Did this character experience more or less change than the other? Discuss the influence this character had on the other, as well as the story.
Essay Topic 2
In this novel, the characters become increasingly acquainted with the horrors of war.
Part 1 - How does Frederic's attitude about the danger of war change in this novel?
Part 2- How do the soldiers cope with the horrors that they see? How are their coping mechanisms alike/different? Do these coping mechanisms really help them?
Essay Topic 3
What is Frederic's attitude toward his own mortality in this novel? Does his attitude change, and if so, how significant is this change? What does the subject of death contribute to this story? Why is it important to acknowledge one's own mortality?
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