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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who hates Himmelstoss the most?
(a) Baumer.
(b) Tjaden.
(c) Kropp.
(d) Haie.

2. Who is bothered the most by the sound of the wounded horses?
(a) Baumer.
(b) Detering.
(c) The fair-haired recruit.
(d) Kropp.

3. Why do the men know they are near the sea?
(a) They can smell the water.
(b) They find a boat.
(c) They can hear seabirds.
(d) They can feel the cold.

4. What bed is Kemmerich in?
(a) Thirty-two.
(b) Nineteen.
(c) Twenty-six.
(d) Twenty-one.

5. Why does Haie prefer military life to his normal job?
(a) It gives him an opportunity to kill people.
(b) He enjoys following orders and can't think for himself.
(c) He likes working with explosives.
(d) It is clean and fairly comfortable.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of animal does Kat notice and want to eat?

2. How many deaths does the orderly think there will be on the day Kemmerich dies?

3. What do the men find prepared for them on the way to the front?

4. What personal problem does Tjaden have?

5. How many recruits die for each one veteran killed?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the men react when they are finally attacked?

2. How did the men finally outwit the rats?

3. How did the men break Himmelstoss' power over them?

4. Katczinsky recites the rhyme "Give 'em all the same grub and all the same pay / And the war would be over and done in a day". What do you think this means?

5. Why does Kantorek's letter make the men angry? Why do you think the men have become old?

6. During the card game, the men occasionally drift off into silence. What are they thinking about?

7. How do the men feel when they are at the front?

8. Why is Tjaden unafraid of the punishment that may follow his insults to Himmelstoss?

9. What is Kat's special talent? What does he do for the men?

10. When Baumer emerges from the hospital following Kemmerich's death, his head is suddenly filled with images of girls, meadows, clouds, and he seems to feel energized. Why do you think he feels this way?

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