1. At the beginning
of the novel, Henry reports that seven thousand soldiers have died
due to what?
2. Immediately before
Henry kisses Catherine for the first time, they make a pact to do
3. Hemingway famously
said that a writer can “omit things that he knows and that a reader,
if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those
things as strongly as though the writer had stated them.” What term
best describes this philosophy?
4. Before Henry heads
off to the front at Pavla, what does Catherine give him?
5. Before the trench
mortar wounds him, why does Henry leave the dugout?
6. How does Mrs.
Walker greet Henry upon his arrival at the American hospital in
7. Why does the barber
who comes to shave Henry almost kill him?
8. What is the name
of the good-natured doctor who agrees to operate on Henry’s leg?
9. Why does Catherine
decide to bet on a certain horse in a race that she believes has
10. How does Catherine
respond to the news that Henry has received three weeks of convalescent
11. What characteristic
makes Ettore Moretti a good contrast to Lieutenant Henry?
12. What does Henry
do when the engineering sergeants in Aymo’s car refuse to help rescue
the vehicle from the mud?
13. Where does Catherine
accompany Henry before he leaves for the front?
14. In what year
was A Farewell to Arms published?
15. Why do the battle
police seize Henry?
16. How is Henry
wounded after he crawls out of the river?
17. In Milan, who
lends Henry a suit of civilian clothing?
18. What is Helen
Ferguson’s reaction upon seeing Henry in Stresa?
19. Why do the Swiss
guards argue in front of Catherine and Henry?
20. Which destination
do Catherine and Henry claim they have come to Switzerland to visit?
21. In later life,
what nickname did Hemingway assume to convey a sense of strength,
wisdom, and mastery?
22. Why does Catherine
suggest that Henry grow a beard?
23. Before she dies,
what does Catherine say that the world has done to her?
24. What place does
Catherine dream of visiting after she officially marries Henry?
25. What is Henry’s
reaction to his child’s birth?