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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. Ernest's expression sometimes reminds Hadley of ______________.
2. Where does Ernest say he might move?
3. What does Hadley tell another passenger about what she lost?
4. What is Hadley's major objection to Ernest's assignment?
5. Where does Ernest's job send him?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Ernest have a brief affair and what does he think of concerning Hadley and the affair?
2. When does Hadley visit Ernest and why is she upset by what he tells her? What is her response?
3. How does Hadley feel about Ernest going to Turkey and what do they do regarding the issue?
4. Where was Hadley when the novel opens and what is she doing?
5. Who is Hadley's father and what did he do?
6. Why is Hadley in mourning and why does she think the party will help?
7. What sort of emotional issues is Ernest having?
8. What is the setting for Hadley and Ernest's first lovemaking?
9. Why does Ernest go back to Paris briefly?
10. What did Hadley and her sister Fonnie do in 1904?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ernest's career and Hadley's loneliness are again at odds. Hadley's lack of self-worth makes her dependent on Ernest for her happiness. She realizes deep down that he must write, but she passively discourages him from doing so by her behavior. But ,perhaps, Ernest is using his writing as an excuse to be away from her.
1. Discuss ways in which Hadley's lack of self-worth might make her feel lonely when Ernest was not around. Use examples from your own life and the book to support your answer.
2. Discuss the ways in which it was shown Hadley passively discouraged Ernest from writing. Use examples from your own life and the book to support your answer.
3. Discuss how Ernest using his writing as an excuse to be away from Hadley might have affected his writing. Use examples from your own life and the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Florence was a feminist before it was fashionable and was obsessed with women's rights. It was no wonder that Hadley suffered from lack of self-esteem - her mother favored Fonnie, her sister who was a few years old than she, and paid little attention to Hadley. Hadley reeled from the death of another older sister, Dorthea, with whom she had her closest familial relationship. On her death bed, her mother inflicted a final measure of unworthiness upon Hadley. She told her that she contacted Dorthea in a séance. Dorthea evidently saw into the Hadley's future, and it was so horrid that she refused to tell Florence what she saw.
1. Explain how you think Florence being a feminist affected Hadley and Hadley's own views on life. Use examples from your own life and the book to support your answer.
2. Discuss why the death of a sister to whom Hadley was close affected her and how you think it did. Use examples from your own life and the book to support your answer.
3. In what ways do you think Hadley's low opinion of herself due to her mother affected Hadley's marriage with Ernest Hemingway? Use examples from your own life and the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot is present in The Paris Wife? Explain your response.
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