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

2. Who is coming to the front?
(a) Himmelstoss.
(b) Katczinsky.
(c) Baumer.
(d) Kantorek.

3. What does Baumer fall in when counter-attacking the French?
(a) A dug-out.
(b) Love with a French girl.
(c) A trench.
(d) Someone's belly.

4. What does a double ration of sausage and bread put a man in?
(a) A decent state.
(b) A happy place.
(c) A fine trim.
(d) A hospital bed.

5. What is there a lot more of now in the trenches?
(a) Water.
(b) High spirits.
(c) Rats.
(d) Lice.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the men know they are near the sea?

2. When Baumer leaves the hospital, what does he suddenly think of?

3. What did Kropp lose in his bet about the German airplane?

4. When do the men return to the lorries?

5. What does Müller carry?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the men finally outwit the rats?

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

3. Describe Corporal Himmelstoss.

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

9. Baumer says that being forced to do things in public restores the innocent nature of all things. What is he talking about?

10. 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?

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