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 fatally wounded in the back?

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

3. According to Haie, what is revenge?

4. What is Kropp's first name?

5. Who is Stanislaus Katczinsky?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Baumer say about being happy during the war? What about the memory of the previous days?

2. In this chapter, Katczinsky makes a long speech about why the officers behave the way they do. What does he say?

3. Why would a soldier be happy to receive a broken arm?

4. How does this book make you feel about war?

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

6. What do the men think about the causes and justifications behind the war?

7. What happens when an enemy soldier falls into Baumer's shell-hole?

8. What happens to the young recruits in the dug-out?

9. How do the men feel about their education?

10. How does the French girl make Baumer feel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Paul Baumer's life is filled with tragedy. Write an essay that describes the tragic events detailed in All Quiet on the Western Front, and how these events affected Baumer.

Essay Topic 2

War has its own general horrors, but also has other specific effects. Research and write an essay about an aftereffect of war, such as Gulf War Syndrome, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or a refugee crisis. Make sure to explain:

1 - The specific cause.

2 - The nature of the disease or crisis.

3 - Any treatments or solutions available.

4 - How you think the problem could have been prevented, or can be prevented in the future.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay that critiques both Erich Maria Remarque's writing style and the subject matter of the book. Previous reviews of the book may be helpful, but be sure to use original ideas and do not plagiarize.

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