A Farewell to Arms Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. A change in Catherine's behavior in Chapter 40 is that. . .

2. Life continues ____________ for Frederic and Catherine through the winter.

3. Once on foot, where do the women head?

4. To get to Switzerland, Frederic and Catherine have to:

5. When Frederic returns from lunch, Catherine assures him. . .

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the role of patriotism in this novel? Compare and contrast Frederic with the patriotic character, Gino, from Chapter 27. What are the views of each man? Discuss their difference of opinion to uncover the main point each believes about the war. In what ways does the novel critique the romantic rhetoric of war, honor, and patriotism?

Essay Topic 2

How is pregnancy portrayed in a novel for this time period? How did Frederic take the news? Discuss the dark thoughts Frederic has with himself when he is told of the trouble with the pregnancy. Do you think these thoughts were fair? Do you think the couple was made to "pay the price" for their relationship? What does all of this suggest about the attitude toward unwed pregnancy for the time period and culture?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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