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Track #340938: Ernest Hemingway
Annotated by: John Montigny
1. Ernest Hemingway: The Man and the Writer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway#Key_West_and_the_Spanish_Civil_War

1. What is the Pulitzer Prize, and for what story did Hemingway win it?

2. What are considered to be two characteristics of Hemingway's writing?

3. What was Hemingway's first important job as a writer?

4. What did Hemingway do in World War I?

5. What were two experiences that made an impact on Hemingway during the World War I?

6. What happened to Hemingway on July 8, 1918?

7. What job did Hemingway take in 1920?

8. Why did Hemingway go to Spain in 1937?

9. What was "For Whom the Bell Tolls" based on (i.e. What was it about?) 1

0. What famous event did Hemingway report on for Collier's Magazine during World War II?

11. For what famous novella did Hemingway win the Pulitzer Prize in 1953?

12. Name one of Hemingway's many physical problems in his later years.

13. How did Hemingway die?

2. The Sun Also Rises
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_Also_Rises

1. Give a BRIEF definition of The Lost Generation.

2. Give a BRIEF summary of the plot of The Sun Also Rises.

3. Give one thing or fact to know about each of the following characters from "The Sun Also Rises."

* Jake Barnes

* Brett Ashley

*  Robert Cohn

*  Michael Campbell

*  Bill Gorton

*  Pedro Romero

4. Why is Jake impotent?

5.  How does Carlos Baker describe the other characters?

3. The Old Man and the Sea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_Also_Rises

  • 1. Where does the story take place?
    •     Marshall Island
    •     Cuba
    •     Canary Islands
    •     Puerto Rico

  • 2. When the novel opens, how many days had it been since Santiago last caught a fish?
    •     3
    •     48
    •     77
    •     84

  • 3. Hemingway says everything about Santiago is old except what?
    •     his neck
    •     his eyes
    •     his hands
    •     his mouth

  • 4. Why does Manolin no longer fish with Santiago?
    •     Santiago no longer needs him
    •     Manolin has left for the city
    •     he dislikes Santiago
    •     his parents have told him to fish with others

  • 5. Which of the following never hung on Santiago's wall?
    •     picture of Sacred heart of Jesus
    •     picture of the Virgin of Cobre
    •     tinted photograph of his wife
    •     picture of Fidel Castro

  • 6. Who is Santiago's favorite baseball player?
    •     Joe DiMaggio
    •     Jackie Robinson
    •     Babe Ruth
    •     Lou Gehrig

  • 7. In what month does the story take place?
    •     October
    •     July
    •     September
    •     May

  • 8. Of what did Santiago always dream?
    •     Manolin
    •     His wife
    •     Fish
    •     Lions

  • 9. Where is Santiago originally from?
    •     Morocco
    •     Cuba
    •     Mexico
    •     Canary Islands

  • 10. What does Santiago call the sea?
    •     la mar
    •     salao
    •     el mar
    •     dorado
  • 11. What did Manolin give Santiago two of before he left?
    •     sardines
    •     shoes
    •     hooks
    •     water bottles

  • 12. What does Santiago refer to as aqua mala, the whore?
    •     A dolphin
    •     an eel
    •     Portuguese man-of-war
    •     the sea

  • 13. In his youth, on what kind of ship did he work?
    •     sailing
    •     fishing
    •     trading
    •     turtling

  • 14. Fishermen called all fish of that species what?
    •     pescado
    •     tuna
    •     mackerel
    •     sardines

  • 15. How deep was the line on which the marlin bit?
    •     100 fathoms
    •     200 fathoms
    •     300 fathoms
    •     400 fathoms

  • 16. Santiago thought the light of what city would guide him home?
    •     Cardenas
    •     Bautista
    •     Havana
    •     San Juan

  • 17. Why does Santiago hope the marlin will jump?
    •     it will fill its air sacks and not be able to dive deep
    •     it will be close enough to drive a harpoon into
    •     it will let him see its size
    •     it will see his strength and become frightened

  • 18. What humiliating thing happens to Santiago's left hand while he is tracking the marlin?
    •     sensation in it dies
    •     it is stung by a Portuguese man-of-war
    •     it cramps
    •     it is badly cut

  • 19. What does Santiago see that makes him realize "no man was ever alone on the sea" (61)?
    •     another boat
    •     the stars
    •     porpoises
    •     a flock of ducks

  • 20. How many feet longer than Santiago's skiff is the marlin?
    •     2
    •     5
    •     10
    •     15

    The Old Man and the Sea Quiz 1

    • 21. What injury does Joe DiMaggio have that Santiago obsesses about?
      •     tendonitis
      •     bone spur
      •     pulled hamstring
      •     broken finger

    • 22. Where was the great "Negro" from against whom Santiago arm-wrestled in his youth?
      •     Cardenas
      •     Ghana
      •     Havana
      •     Cienfuegos

    • 23. How long did Santiago's arm-wrestling match last?
      •     all day and all night
      •     3 days
      •     all night
      •     all day

    • 24. What was Santiago called after his arm-wrestling match
      •     The Champion
      •     The Great Santiago
      •     St. Santiago
      •     The Rock

    • 25. What does Santiago do to increase drag on the boat?
      •     ties two oars together across the stern
      •     drops anchor
      •     paddles the opposite way
      •     lowers his legs into the water

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