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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. What did Hadley's father establish in St. Louis?
(a) A group of clandestine meetings to run the city.
(b) A public library system.
(c) A successful steel mill.
(d) A farm conglomerate.

2. With whom does Ernest get into a fight?
(a) A British war correspondent.
(b) A French war correspondent.
(c) A British soldier.
(d) A Turkish ayatollah.

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

4. Why does Anderson not recommend Rome for Ernest?
(a) Rome restricts the content of books.
(b) Serious artists go to Paris.
(c) Rome is too dangerous.
(d) Rome is too conservative.

5. Of what is Ernest more frightened than getting married?
(a) Illness.
(b) Being alone.
(c) Being humiliated.
(d) Not becoming a successful writer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a first for Ernest on this assignment?

2. Where do the Hemingways spend some time?

3. What does Hadley impulsively do when she writes her first letter to Ernest?

4. Where is the church where Ernest and Hadley marry?

5. What had Hadley finally learned from Kate?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Hemingway's outing with the Pounds.

2. What happens on the train when Hadley is traveling to join Ernest?

3. In what condition does Ernest return to Paris and does the couple settle their differences?

4. Why is Hadley in mourning and why does she think the party will help?

5. What does Kate finally share with Hadley?

6. What happened to Ernest when he was in Italy that he recalls on this trip?

7. What does Ernest write about his family?

8. Where is there news about increased conflicts and how does that affect Ernest?

9. How does Ernest's writing change after his visit to Stein?

10. What does Hadley not mention to Fonnie upon Hadley's return to St. Louis and how does Fonnie learn about Hadley's secret?

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