Answer Key: Ernest Hemingway’s Machismo

Lesson Plan: New Documentary “Reappraising Ernest Hemingway” Questions the Author’s Machismo

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. reappraise |ˌrēəˈprāz| verb [with object] appraise or assess (something) again or in a different way: it made me reappraise my attitudes.
  2. machismo |mäˈCHēzmō| noun machismo |mäˈCHēzmō| strong or aggressive masculine pride.
  3. intimidate  |inˈtiməˌdāt| verb frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants: he tries to intimidate his rivals | (as adjective intimidating) : the intimidating defense lawyer.
  4. mesmerize  |ˈmezməˌrīz| verb [with object]  hold the attention of (someone) to the exclusion of all else or so as to transfix them: she was mesmerized by the blue eyes that stared so intently into her own | (as adjective mesmerizing) : a mesmerizing stare.
  5. decade  |ˈdekād| noun 1 a period of ten years: he taught at the university for nearly a decade.
  6. seminal |ˈsemənl| adjective 1 (of a work, event, moment, or figure) strongly influencing later developments: his seminal work on chaos theory.
  7. misogyny |məˈsäjənē| noun dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women: she felt she was struggling against thinly disguised misogyny.
  8. persona  |ˌpərˈsōnə| noun (plural personas or personae |-ˈsōnē| ) the aspect of someone’s character that is presented to or perceived by others: her public persona. In psychology, often contrasted with anima.
  9. treacherous  |ˈtreCH(ə)rəs| adjective guilty of or involving betrayal or deception: a treacherous Gestapo agent | memory is particularly treacherous.
  10. haunted |ˈhôn(t)əd| adjective • having or showing signs of mental anguish or torment: the hollow cheeks, the haunted eyes.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary   

Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage

I – 1 – has

Lynn Novick has joined Ken Burns to make a new documentary about Hemingway.

II – 1 -a

His public image is really a problem in a lot of ways.

III –  1 – means

He is around because he means something as an artist.


Reading Comprehension Fill-ins

“We live in an era where a lot of powerful figures of the past – most of them White men – some statues are being taken down, their names are being taken off of buildings. Writers are being taken out of curriculums. Why hasn’t Hemingway been canceled? And why shouldn’t he be canceled?”