All Quiet on the Western Front Test | Final 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 musical instrument does one of the Russian prisoners play?

2. Why was Paul glad when he died?

3. What was Leer good at in school, though it could not save him?

4. What does Baumer trade to a sergeant-major for a place with Kropp on the hospital train?

5. What does Baumer do with the prisoners?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How do the men act while eating caviar? Why do they do this?

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

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

6. How is nature described throughout All Quiet on the Western Front? What does this symbolism mean?

7. How does Paul say his generation has been changed, based on his descriptions of the entire book?

8. What does Paul think about after the man dies? What does this say about his character?

9. What do the men think about being assigned to guard the supply dump?

10. Baumer states that when men are living so close to death, life is only expressed in a certain way. How does he say life is expressed? How has Paul changed?

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

Write an essay about a real-life case in which a soldier was court-martialed. Be sure to explain the charges, the evidence, verdict, punishment (if applicable), and whether or not you agree with the findings of the military court.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay explaining the causes of World War I, including a time-line of events, and all the responsible people, parties, and governments.

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