The Sun Also Rises Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What effect does the imitation absinthe drink called pernod have on those who drink it?
(a) It puts the person into a major depression.
(b) It has no effect on the mood.
(c) It sustains an uplifted mood all night.
(d) It lifts their spirits, but then drops the mood just as quickly.

2. Where does Jake think Robert Cohn gets his dislike of Paris?
(a) From negative experiences he has had
(b) From the opinionated writings of Mencken
(c) From cultural discussions with Braddocks
(d) From Fances's bad attitude toward Paris

3. Why does Robert Cohn go to America after three years in Europe?
(a) He wants to see his children.
(b) He teaches a literary class at Princeton.
(c) His novel is accepted at a publishing company in America.
(d) He goes to visit his mother.

4. Why is Frances saying terrible, sarcastic comments to Cohn in front of Jake at the café?
(a) Frances feels Cohn is too possessive of her.
(b) Frances resents the fact that Cohn gave her 200 pounds to go back to England and stay with friends.
(c) Frances is annoyed that Cohn will not let her go to England to visit friends.
(d) Frances is angry that Cohn made most of the wedding plans without her.

5. What does Robert Cohn think about Paris after returning from America?
(a) He considers Paris his home.
(b) He is sick of Paris.
(c) He loves Paris and never wants to leave.
(d) Paris is one of his favorite cities.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Frances tell Robert not to have scenes with his young ladies?

2. Robert Cohen changes his lifestyle after reading "The Purple Land" by W. H. Hudson. What is the theme of this novel?

3. Why does Jake give Harvey some money?

4. Why does Jake ask Georgette, the prostitute, to have dinner with him?

5. What does Jake do to pass the time while he waits for Brett to meet him at the Hotel Crillon?

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