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 does Paul kill the man in the shell-hole?

2. Who tricks the Russian prisoners into giving them their clothes and crafts?

3. What musical instrument does one of the Russian prisoners play?

4. What are the men given a shot for in the ambulance wagon?

5. Why does Paul hesitate to get in the bed in the hospital train?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

8. Why are the men feeling so ill? How are the enemy troops faring?

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

10. How is Company Commander Bertink killed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Select and research a soldier who has told a story of remorse over killing enemy combatants or civilians. Present this story in the form of an essay along with your thoughts on the soldier's experience.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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