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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what is Hadley growing tired?
(a) Not having her own work.
(b) Ernest.
(c) Paris.
(d) Her marriage.

2. What does Stein recommend to Ernest regarding his writing?
(a) Use simple, clear language like that in his poems.
(b) Use less obscure vocabulary.
(c) Use more complex writing.
(d) Use more detailed scenes.

3. How does Ernest refer to his mother?
(a) As a brilliant but good woman.
(b) As a bitch.
(c) As a insane woman.
(d) As a loving nurturer.

4. What has been happening for three years in the area of increased conflicts?
(a) Famine.
(b) The Franco-Turkish war.
(c) The Greco-Turkish war.
(d) Huge displacements of civilians.

5. What does Ernest have to do with Sylvia Beach's Shakespeare and Company on the Left Bank?
(a) He tries to read it, but gives up after a few pages.
(b) He learns more about symbolism.
(c) He uses it as a guide for what not to do.
(d) He studies its style and borrows some of it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does Ernest accuse Hadley?

2. Who does Ernest find to be not very bright?

3. What is wrong with Ernest when he arrives back in Paris?

4. What sort of accusations are circulated about a small newspaper where Ernest works?

5. What happened in St. Louis in 1904?

Short Essay Questions

1. What sort of emotional issues is Ernest having?

2. Where do the Hadley and Ernest live right after their marriage, and how do they have the money to sustain them?

3. What does Ernest do in Turkey?

4. What does Ernest recall about an incident with Kate?

5. Where is Ernest sent on Thanksgiving of 1922 and what does he want Hadley to do?

6. What does Kate finally share with Hadley?

7. Why is the Hemingway's visit with Gertrude Stein unusual, and what does Stein recommend to Ernest?

8. Describe the Hemingway's visit to the Pound's home.

9. What did the couple do in Switzerland?

10. What did Hadley and her sister Fonnie do in 1904?

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