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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. Bill and Jake sit down to eat lunch after fishing and have an amusing conversation about the different men they went to college with. Which men do they mention?
2. Why did the bus have to pull over to the side of the road as it climbed into the hills?
3. What is the name of the religious festival celebrated on July 6?
4. Why were workmen putting up gate-posts that shut off the side streets in Pamplona?
5. What gifts does Wilson-Harris give to Jake and Bill when they leave for Pamplona?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Cohn do when he finds Pedro Romero with Brett?
2. Cohn wants to see Jake after knocking him unconscious. Does Jake go to see Cohn or does he decide against it? Explain.
3. Why is the bull fighter, Romero, the main attraction of all the bull fighters?
4. How does Pedro Romero view the bulls that he fights?
5. Both Bill and Jake are irritated when Cohn says that he doesn't think Brett and Mike are going to show up when they are supposed to. What happens as a result of Cohn's annoying comments?
6. On the day the bull fights are to take place, Cohn tells Bill and Jake that he hopes he won't be bored at the bull fight. What is Bill's reaction to Cohn's comment?
7. Is Mike Campbell justified in comparing Robert Cohen to one of the steers?
8. Bill calls Jake an expatriate. What does he mean by this?
9. How do the pictures on the walls of Jake's and Bill's hotel in Burguete add to the coldness of the room?
10. Explain how the fist fight between Robert Cohn and Jake Barnes gets started?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
1) The theme of anti-Semitism appears many times throughout the novel.
2) Cite examples of anti-Semitism in the story and what effect it has on the characters.
3) Which characters are anti-Semitic?
4) How do they reveal their anti-Semitism?
5) Which characters are Jewish and how do they handle the prejudices against them?
Essay Topic 2
1) Jake's impotence is mentioned many times in the novel.
2) Analyze how the theme of impotence is presented in the novel and what it symbolizes.
3) How does impotence relate to other themes in the novel?
4) Use examples from the story to support the answer.
Essay Topic 3
1) Do you think Jake is truthful as the narrator?
2) Describe his emotions while he tells the story.
3) Is he jealous, angry, drunk, tolerant or impartial?
4) Cite examples from the novel.
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