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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. Why does Kat think they are losing the war?
(a) They spend too much time sleeping.
(b) The British artillery is too accurate.
(c) They salute too well.
(d) The commanders are incompetent.

2. What is the name of the play that Baumer was writing?
(a) Williams.
(b) Heinrich.
(c) Saul.
(d) Mein Strudel.

3. What is Tjaden's national dish?
(a) Lima beans and beef.
(b) Sauerkraut and chicken.
(c) Broad beans and bacon.
(d) Liver and onions.

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

5. What do the men find prepared for them on the way to the front?
(a) Dinner.
(b) An American unit.
(c) A victory celebration.
(d) Coffins.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is bothered the most by the sound of the wounded horses?

2. What does Himmelstoss threaten to do to Tjaden?

3. How do gunpowder fumes taste?

4. What never exists at the front?

5. How does Baumer feel towards Kat?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Baumer muses that "the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men". Why do you think this is?

3. 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?

4. How do the men feel about their education?

5. 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?

6. How does Baumer describe the front? What can save them from danger?

7. How does Baumer feel at the end of this chapter?

8. 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?

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

10. What did Kantorek do to the men?

(see the answer keys)

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