In Our Time 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. For what does the husband apologize to his wife?

2. In the Memoir for Chapter 11, which of the following objects is not thrown into the bullfighting ring?

3. Who is Peduzzi?

4. Who is Villalta in the Memoir for Chapter 12?

5. What does the wife tell the maid that she wanted?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Most of Hemingway's characters has at least a minor flaw but Mr. Elliot in Chapter 9 seems especially handicapped despite all his attempts to live a conventional life. What internal and external struggles does Mr. Elliot have? What assaults on his male pride does he endure? What about his sense of professional competency? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Hemingway writes most of these stories on the theme of the fear of death. Choose three characters from any of the stories and give their views on death. Are they afraid? Do they live in denial? How do they approach it?

Essay Topic 3

Hemingway writes about women giving birth or wanting a child in several of the stories. What is the significance of the birth theme to these stories? In literature in general?

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