Green Hills of Africa Test | Mid-Book 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. Where would you go for big rhino?

2. Why did they not attack the Rhino on first sight?

3. What abbreviated name does Hemingway call his father?

4. What do the poor people that travelling westward wear?

5. What makes the nasty stink in the forest?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author, Pop and Mama initially react to the shooting of the first rhino?

2. What happens when Kandinsky visits Hemingway's camp?

3. What reasons does Hemingway give for tracking the lion?

4. What effect does the group's lion hunt have on the hunting party?

5. How does the author compare M'cola and Droopy?

6. What happens when the author returns to camp with his rhino?

7. What is Karl's mood when the party encounters him again?

8. What affect does this new camp have on author and Karl?

9. How are the author and his wife affected by the sound of the dying buffalo?

10. What is Hemingway's opinion of American writing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the differences between Hemingway and Karl. How are their approaches different? What are their strengths and weaknesses as hunters?

Essay Topic 2

What was East Africa like in the Thirties for foreigners? How did this environment affect Hemingway? How does it affect the other characters? What impact does the climate have upon the narrative?

Essay Topic 3

How does Hemingway depict the natives in the book? How does today's society view Hemingway's depiction of the natives? Do you think his portrayal is accurate?

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