Hemingway's The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber


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In The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, how does Francis Macomber meet his ultimate end?

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1. What is a primary theme of Ernest Hemingway's short story The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber?

2. What function does Robert Wilson play in the narrative of The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, written by Ernest Hemingway, depicts an unhealthy power struggle between a husband and wife. While taking the quiz, you'll have to demonstrate your understanding of the way Hemingway portrays this struggle. You'll be tested on the story's title, theme, and characters as well as important details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will help you refresh your memory about:

  • Animals pursued in the hunt
  • How Francis dies
  • Primary theme
  • Role of Robert Wilson's character and his view of Margo Macomber
  • Significance of the title A Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet, you will use these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to determine information about the story's title and main theme
  • Making connections - understand how the author uses the role of Robert Wilson's character
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding details in the story

Additional Learning

To study more about this work, look for the supplementary lesson Hemingway's The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber. This lesson will give you in-depth information about:

  • Francis Macomber
  • Margot Macomber
  • Robert Wilson
  • Plot of the story
  • Author's beliefs about social structures