Ernest Hemingway: The Quiz

Legendary author Ernest Hemingway died 50 years ago. Test your knowledge of his alcoholic, meat-devouring ways. (And then check out Marty Beckerman’s The Heming Way: How to Unleash the Booze-Inhaling, Animal-Slaughtering, War-Glorifying, Hairy-Chested, Retro-Sexual Legend Within... Just Like Papa!)

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Which head of state did Hemingway NOT interact with?
Fidel Castro
Adolf Hitler
Benito Mussolini
John F. Kennedy
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Which animal did Hemingway’s father once make him eat as a punishment?
Rat
Cat
Cockroach
Porcupine
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When Hemingway was a baby, his mother dressed him in:
Cowboy outfits
Train conductor outfits
Pink gowns and flowered bonnets
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In World War I, the Army rejected Hemingway because:
He had poor vision
He was too young
He refused to bathe
He seemed too eager to kill
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What did Hemingway say after his 10-year old son drank too much alcohol?
“You’re too young to drink. Wait until you’re 12.”
“I’ll fix you a Bloody Mary—you’ve just got a hangover.”
“Walk it off.”
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What was the only store where Hemingway felt comfortable shopping?
Burlington Coat Factory
Sears
Abercrombie & Fitch
Bergdorf Goodman
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What did Hemingway name his boat?
The Lady Brett
The Pilar
The Santiago
The Mojito
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Which two continents did Hemingway never visit?
Asia and Antarctica
Australia and Antarctica
Africa and Australia
Asia and Australia
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Which alcoholic beverage did Hemingway drink for breakfast?
Absinthe
Whiskey
Vodka
Wine
Gin
Tequila
Champagne
Beer