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 exasperates the men more than the front line?

2. Who does Baumer fail to notice on the street?

3. Why does Paul have two weeks off?

4. Why does Paul want to let the months and years come?

5. In what month was Paul killed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What do you think of the ending of All Quiet on the Western Front, and how does it make readers feel? Is it an appropriate ending?

5. How is Berger wounded?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on the importance of literature as a way to get a message across. Be sure to touch upon:

1 - Examples of literature that have had a great impact.

2 - Literature's effectiveness in comparison to film, music, and art.

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