All Quiet on the Western Front Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is coming to the front?

2. What was Detering before he was a soldier?

3. Who hates Himmelstoss the most?

4. What do the men fear more than tanks and low-flying planes?

5. Who is Stanislaus Katczinsky?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Baumer expect to face when the war ends? What does he not know?

2. What type of situation does Baumer's family face over his mother's illness?

3. 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?

4. Why is Baumer sad that he gets to be away from the front for so long?

5. How does the French girl make Baumer feel?

6. Describe Corporal Himmelstoss.

7. What condition are the Russian prisoners in? Why are they being treated so harshly?

8. How did the men finally outwit the rats?

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

10. How does Baumer feel towards the prisoners? Why? What does he think about the reasons for considering them an enemy?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay outlining your plan for an organization that helps returning soldiers readjust to peacetime. Be sure to address:

1 - The approach of the organization.

2 - Examples from real organizations that will be useful for your plan.

3 - Why you would want to help the soldiers in the first place.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that compares All Quiet on the Western Front to another book about a war. Be sure to include:

1 - Similarities or differences in theme.

2 - Optimistic or pessimistic conclusions.

3 - Whether the other book was for (glorifying) or against (condemning) war.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on the importance of literature as a way to get a message across. Be sure to touch upon:

1 - Examples of literature that have had a great impact.

2 - Literature's effectiveness in comparison to film, music, and art.

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