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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. Who is Marjorie?
(a) Nick's sister
(b) Nick's girlfriend
(c) Nick's mother
(d) Nick's piano teacher

2. What has happened to Nick in the Memoir of Chapter 6?
(a) He graduated college
(b) He got a new job
(c) He was shot in the spine
(d) He got married

3. Who is the unnamed narrator of the story?
(a) A Buddhist monk
(b) A Hungarian gypsy
(c) A French waiter
(d) An American officer

4. What does Nick call his friend, Rinaldi, in the Memoir?
(a) A disappointing audience
(b) A poor excuse for a man
(c) The best friend he has ever had
(d) A man among men

5. Why does Dr. Adams think Boulton picked a fight with him?
(a) His wife just left him
(b) He is angry about segregation
(c) Boulton owes him money and did not want to do the job
(d) He is off his antidepressant medication

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Nick's mood?

2. What feeling does Nick have on this morning?

3. What is the setting for the Memoir of Chapter 2?

4. What profession does Nick's father have?

5. What does the soldier promise in the trench that he does not do when danger has passed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the setting for the story "The End of Something" in Chapter 3?

2. What parallel does Hemingway draw between the fire-ravaged region Nick walks through at home and the war he has just left behind?

3. What is the most atrocious thing the officer has witnessed during this war and evacuation?

4. What is a quai and what is its significance to the story?

5. Explain the subject of the Memoir of Chapter 15.

6. Explain the subject for "Big Two-Hearted River: Part I," the story for Chapter 14.

7. What is meant by "riding the rails" in the story in Chapter 5?

8. What is the significance of the character, Nick Adams, introduced in this chapter?

9. What is the scenario for the story in Chapter 2?

10. Explain the irony of the Memoir in Chapter 11.

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