For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway: Summary and Analysis

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In For Whom the Bell Tolls, whose death prompts Robert Jordan to believe the fascists know of the Republican plan?

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1. in For Whom the Bell Tolls, Robert Jordan resigns himself to his fate when what occurs?

2. What is the setting that influenced Hemingway for the novel For Whom The Bell Tolls?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Ernest Hemingway spent time in Spain as a journalist during the Spanish Civil War. The experience caused him to reflect deeply on the justifications, purpose, and human impact of war, and translate those conflicts and concerns into the characters and plot of his novel For Whom the Bell Tolls. Use the practice questions in this quiz and worksheet combo to solidify your knowledge before, during, or after the lesson.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Details about the setting, including the source of Nationalist support in the Spanish Civil War
  • Which character the guerilleros were plotting to kill
  • Source of the title
  • The final event that resigns Robert to his fate
  • Why the guerillas suspect the fascists know the Republican plan

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the plot, setting, and characters in Hemingway's famous novel For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on this well-known novel
  • Making connection - use understanding of the concept of the Spanish Civil War to explain events in this novel

Additional Learning

Review the following lesson to learn more about Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls. Objectives addressed include:

  • Understand the historical setting of the novel, including the underlying conflict in the Spanish Civil War
  • Know the experiences that inspired Hemingway to write the novel
  • Understand the theme of the novel and Hemingway's perspective on war
  • Recognize Hemingway's unique narrative style
  • Understand the events, conflicts, and characters that inhabit this famous novel
  • Examine the source of the title and how it applies to the theme of the novel
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