The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway: Characters & Themes


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The author of The Sun Also Rises is

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1. Ernest Hemingway is a leading figure of what literary movement?

2. The Sun Also Rises explores life in the aftermath of what global event?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will help test your understanding of popular Modernist novel, The Sun Also Rises. Some of the topics you will assessed on include the major events discussed in the novel and the effects they had on the characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge on:

  • The novel's author
  • Literary movement the author is known for
  • Global event depicted in the novel
  • Major event attended by characters in the novel
  • Reason for separation between two of the main characters
  • Major crisis that leads to a shift in the novel

Skills Practiced

The quiz/worksheet combo lets you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the The Sun Also Rises
  • Making connections - correlate the relationship between the main characters and the global crisis that affected their relationship
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the author, characters and major events discussed in the novel

Additional Learning

Learn more about The Sun Also Rises by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway: Characters & Themes. The following objectives are covered in this lesson:

  • Describes the setting of the novel
  • Explains the relationship among the main characters
  • Depicts the themes of powerlessness, nostalgia and rootlessness
  • Covers the dynamics between the 'new woman' and men of that era