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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. The Dada movement began in approximately what year?
(a) 1919
(b) 1942
(c) 1916
(d) 1895

2. When Harry begins dictating to his companion, he describes a log house on a hill above the lake. What kind of trees are described as running from the house to the dock?
(a) Redwood trees
(b) Lombardy poplars
(c) Jefferson pines
(d) Douglas firs

3. The narrator says that Harry planned this safari in the hopes that he could burn what off his soul in “the way a fighter went to the mountains to work and train in order to burn it out of his body”?
(a) Damage
(b) Weakness
(c) Sloth
(d) Fat

4. When was the Hôtel de Crillon opened in Paris?
(a) 1825
(b) 1925
(c) 1915
(d) 1909

5. Where does Harry describe renting a trout stream after the war as his companion dictates?
(a) The White Forest
(b) The Redwood Forest
(c) The Aspen Forest
(d) The Black Forest

Short Answer Questions

1. Harry scratched himself as he and his companion were moving forward to photograph what animals?

2. What composer does Harry say to his companion “wrote the words and music. This knowledge that you’re going mad for me”?

3. Harry tells the woman that the first thing he did to deserve his fate was not putting what on his wound when he first scratched himself?

4. What term was popularized by Ernest Hemingway and referred to describe the generation that came of age during World War I?

5. What word from the narrative refers to the act or condition of giving tacit assent, agreement, or consent by silence or without objection?

Short Essay Questions

1. What food does the woman bring to Harry after his nap? How does Harry feel about eating it?

2. What is the emotional state of Harry’s companion in the beginning of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”?

3. What imagery in the story forms its strongest symbolic element?

4. What happens in the narrative when the text transitions to italics for the first time?

5. How does Harry’s character differ in the flashbacks from his reality in the present?

6. How is death symbolized in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”? What animal in the story’s ending represents death?

7. In what ways does Harry exhibit apathy regarding his situation or life?

8. What is the woman’s reasoning for going far from the camp to hunt in the story?

9. How is the theme of death depicted from the opening of the story?

10. What similar conditions does the protagonist of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” have with the author of the story?

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