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 is known about Paul's death?

2. What type of expression was on Paul's face when he died?

3. What do the men use to cool their machine-gun when they run out of water?

4. What does Detering collect from a tree?

5. What are the men's thoughts like?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

9. How does Baumer feel about being back at the training camp on the moors? What does Remarque use nature to symbolize?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

In All Quiet on the Western Front, the men have more than one opportunity to get revenge on authority figures who they feel have wronged them. Write an essay on revenge, making sure to touch upon:

1 - The difference between justice and revenge.

2 - Whether or not you feel that revenge is appropriate in certain situations.

3 - Real-world examples of revenge or revenge gone wrong.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay that chooses at least two examples of symbolism from the book. Be sure to explain what the elements symbolize, and why you think the author chose them.

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