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The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises


by Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises: Don’t Make Light Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Sun Also Rises? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who is Pedro Romero?

A 19-year-old bullfighting prodigy
A waiter at a cutting-edge Spanish restaurant
A cute little chihuahua
A star football player
Q. Why does Cohn beat up Romero?

Because he insulted Cohn’s Spanish
Because he was with Brett
Because he doesn’t like Spaniards
Because he is an animal rights activist
Q. What does Romero give to Brett?

A bull’s ear (he really knows how to romance the ladies)
A nice bottle of Spanish wine
A necklace
An autographed photo
Q. Why does Brett break things off with Romero?

She realizes that they don’t speak the same language
He gives really lousy gifts
She decides they don’t have much in common
She is worried she’ll ruin him and his career
Q. To what does Jake say “Yes, isn’t it pretty to think so?”

Brett’s assertion that she and Romero could have been happy together
Brett’s assertion that she and Jake could have had a wonderful time together
The cab driver’s belief that Jake and Brett are a couple
The idea that peace is possible in our time