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. What is Kropp's first name?

2. What do the men try to find for two days?

3. Who is coming to the front?

4. When Baumer and Kropp spilled raw sewage on Himmelstoss, what did he say it meant for them?

5. What is there a lot more of now in the trenches?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How do the men feel when they are at the front?

5. How was Himmelstoss disgraced?

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

7. What is the difference between the younger and older men?

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose a character from the novel and write an essay explaining:

1 - How he displayed bravery or helped the others.

2 - The qualities that this individual displayed that others can learn from.

3 - This character's opinion of the war.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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