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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are Nick's friend's plans after this vacation?
2. What part of the area does Nick avoid?
3. How many trout does Nick catch on a fishing trip?
4. What are Nick's plans after this vacation?
5. Who joins the Elliot household?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the use of irony in the life and death situation in the logging camp where the Indian woman gives birth at the same time that her husband commits suicide. How does this experience affect Nick's outlook on life? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Hemingway gives Nick the ability to see beyond immediate pain and discomfort by putting him in situations that give him hope. Cite some examples where Nick's mood and spirits lift when his hopeful nature takes over.
Essay Topic 3
War is a recurring theme in the Memoirs and in some of the Stories in the book. How are killing and war perceived by the young men when it seems like sport at first? How do the perceptions change when they are seriously wounded, as Nick is? How do they manage the aftermath of war and the personal toll it takes on them?
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