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Ernest Hemingway Trivia Quiz Questions with Answers

Trivia questions with answers about author Ernest Hemingway

Who was Ernest Hemingway?
A: Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist.

His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on what?
A: 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and public image brought him admiration from later generations.

When was Ernest Miller Hemingway born?
A: On July 21, 1899.

Where was he born?
A: In Oak Park, Illinois, an affluent suburb just west of Chicago.

Who were his parents?
A: Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, a physician, and Grace Hall Hemingway, a musician.


When did Hemingway produce most of his work?
A: Between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature.

He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and how many nonfiction works?
A: Two.

Three of his novels, four short-story collections, and three nonfiction works were published when?
A: Posthumously.

Many of his works are considered what?
A: Classics of American literature.

After high school, he was a reporter for a few months for what?
A: The Kansas City Star.


After that he headed to the Italian Front to do what?
A: To enlist as an ambulance driver in World War I.

What happened to him in 1918?
A: He was seriously wounded and returned home.

His wartime experiences formed the basis for what?
A: His novel A Farewell to Arms (1929).

In 1921, he married whom?
A: Hadley Richardson, the first of four wives.

They moved to Paris, where he worked as a what?
A: A foreign correspondent.


When was Hemingway's debut novel The Sun Also Rises published?
A: In 1926.

He divorced Richardson in 1927 and married whom?
A: Pauline Pfeiffer.

They divorced after he returned from what?
A: The Spanish Civil War (19361939), which he covered as a journalist.

It was the basis for what novel?
A: His novel For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940).

When did Martha Gellhorn become his third wife?
A: In 1940.


He and Gellhorn separated after he met whom?
A: Mary Welsh in London during World War II.

Hemingway was present with Allied troops as a journalist at what?
A: The Normandy landings and the liberation of Paris.

Where did he maintain permanent residences?
A: In Key West, Florida (in the 1930s) and in Cuba (in the 1940s and 1950s).

He almost died in 1954 after what?
A: Two plane crashes on successive days, with injuries leaving him in pain and ill health for much of the rest of his life.

In 1959, he bought a house in Ketchum, Idaho, where, in mid-1961, he did what?
A: He died by suicide.



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