A Farewell to Arms Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Frederic displays leadership in Chapter 28 by:

2. Frederic and Catherine's reunion is_______ for the couple.

3. Frederic takes a train to ______________ to find Catherine.

4. Who shoots the already wounded soldier with the purpose to kill him?

5. The man who sees Frederic depart the train:

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you think Frederic would say in a letter to Catherine if he were to write one at this point? What might he describe?

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

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

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

5. What advice does the Count give to Frederic about aging?

6. What challenges are posed to Frederic and Catherine in Chapter 36?

7. Why do you think Catherine suggests that the baby will "come between them"?

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

9. Does Frederic's killing of one of the soldiers make him more or less of a leader?

10. How do Catherine and Frederic circumvent the border patrol?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 32, Frederic decides he is done with the army. In this chapter, one can perceive Frederic as the protagonist and "war" as the antagonist. This was discussed during this lesson. Considering the end of the novel, is Frederic, our protagonist, the typical hero? Do you think he perceives himself as a hero? Why do you think Hemingway chose to portray his protagonist as having such a self-perception?

Essay Topic 2

Reflect on and evaluate the title of the book. Discuss the title, its meaning, and how it relates to the story. Is it ironic? Is it symbolic? Why do you think Hemingway chose this title?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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