Themes in A Farewell to Arms


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Which of the following best describes Ernest Hemingway's early life?

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1. What event inspired Hemingway's novel A Farewell to Arms?

2. In the novel A Farewell to Arms, Henry meets and falls in love with Catherine. How does this relate to one of Hemingway's themes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hemingway belonged to a generation deeply affected by WWI. This quiz and worksheet involve questions that help you analyze and recall information about the themes in this emotionally complex novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions related to:

  • Background information about the author
  • Details about real life events that inspired 'A Farewell to Arms'
  • Events in the story that illustrate the themes
  • Characters and how they act on the themes of the novel

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information from the related lesson about 'A Farewell to Arms'
  • Interpreting information- check that you can connect events in the novel with the themes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the real life circumstances that inspired the writing of this novel

Additional Learning

In this lesson, Themes in a Farewell to Arms, you will read and learn more information about:

  • Cultural climate of the day
  • Main events in the novel
  • Contradictory nature of Hemingway's themes in 'A Farewell to Arms'
  • Challenging beliefs about gender and stereotypes of masculinity and femininity