Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style


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Which of the following titles is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway?

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1. How did Hemingway's journalism background likely affect his work?

2. All of the following people could have been members of the Lost Generation along with Ernest Hemingway EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ernest Hemingway was a leading voice among the Lost Generation, a group of writers and artists who experienced a deep sense of loss, disillusionment, and despair in the wake of World War I. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand how Hemingway's wartime experiences, his troubled relationships, his reverence for nature, and his love for adventure became themes and influences in his bestselling and critically acclaimed novels and stories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Influences on Hemingway's writing style
  • Characteristics of the Lost Generation
  • Hemingway's public persona
  • Events that shaped Hemingway's work
  • Hemingway's place in American literature

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Hemingway to answer questions about his life and works
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hemingway's lifestyle
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the lesson the most important information about Hemingway's legacy

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works and Style. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand some of the main influences on Hemingway's writing
  • Know Hemingway's most important works
  • Understand how Hemingway's life reflected the characteristics of the Lost Generation
  • Describe Hemingway's writing style