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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 is Tjaden?
(a) A young student.
(b) A skinny locksmith.
(c) A rough dockworker.
(d) A fat accountant.

2. When Baumer leaves the hospital, what does he suddenly think of?
(a) Maids, grassy fields, and grasshoppers.
(b) Ladies, blue skies, and romantic evenings.
(c) Girls, flowery meadows, and white clouds.
(d) Women, alehouses, and golden sunsets.

3. How many men were wounded by friendly fire in the first night at the front?
(a) Several.
(b) A dozen.
(c) Two.
(d) Ten.

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

5. What punishment do the men receive for insulting Himmelstoss?
(a) Solitary confinement.
(b) Open arrest.
(c) Probation.
(d) House arrest.

Short Answer Questions

1. What distinguishes Kropp from the other characters?

2. What do the men salvage for parts to send home?

3. What did Baumer say Kemmerich had about him?

4. What is Kat so worried about?

5. What flowers fill the meadow that the men are sitting in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where are the characters, and how are they feeling? Where did their "luck" come from?

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

3. Describe the bond that exists between Baumer and Kropp.

4. Describe Corporal Himmelstoss.

5. When referring to Müller and Kemmerich, Baumer he states that they no longer have any sense of "artificial considerations". What do you think he means?

6. Why does Tjaden have a special grudge against Himmelstoss?

7. What is Kropp's opinion of what life will be like when the men return home? What does it tell the reader about the effect of war upon a man?

8. Do you think that it is immoral for Müller to want Kemmerich's boots?

9. Why do the men prefer sharpened shovels to bayonets?

10. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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