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. How do the men make a grater?

2. What is missing from the naked soldier sitting in the tree, other than his clothes?

3. What happened to Kat and Kropp while Baumer was away on leave?

4. How does Paul kill the man in the shell-hole?

5. What type of license allows a man to do what he wants?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Kropp decide to do if his leg is amputated? Why do the doctors amputate so quickly?

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

4. What comes over Paul as he lies in the shell-hole? What reassures him?

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay that explains the conventions regarding the treatment of POWs, and your personal opinion about them. Are they too harsh or too lenient? Should different rules be applied to different types of enemies?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that explains what you would do to help yourself overcome traumatic memories.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay describing the conclusion of All Quiet on the Western Front. Be sure to touch upon:

1 - Your reaction.

2 - How Paul's death influences the overall theme of the novel (hope versus hopelessness).

3 - Whether or not you would have written the book this way, and why.

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