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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Nick pass on his way to visit the battalion?
2. Where had the peasant kept his wife's body after she died?
3. Nick says that every time he went to battle, he ____________.
4. Who is Nick's fellow soldier who has also been injured?
5. How was Nick injured?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In "The Three-Day Blow," Nick likens his behavior of breaking up with Marjorie to the storms that are called Three-Day Blows. What is meant by a Three-Day Blow? Why does Nick compare his actions to it? Is he being reasonable or just trying to justify his behavior?
Essay Topic 2
Why did Hemingway choose to use the omniscient narrator perspective for the stories? What does this point of view entail? What do you know about the characters and the plot lines that you would not know from a different point of view?
Essay Topic 3
Create a character study of Nick's father. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Nick?
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