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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 before-battle activity was heavily debated between Baumer, Kat, and Tjaden?
2. Why does Baumer go out on patrol?
3. What gives the men terrible bowel troubles?
4. Who is coming to inspect the men?
5. Other than their legs, what does the men's new duty allow them to stretch?
Short Essay Questions
1. What type of situation does Baumer's family face over his mother's illness?
2. What does Kropp decide to do if his leg is amputated? Why do the doctors amputate so quickly?
3. What does Baumer say about being happy during the war? What about the memory of the previous days?
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. 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 Baumer expect to face when the war ends? What does he not know?
7. How does Baumer skin his elbows?
8. What comes over Paul as he lies in the shell-hole? What reassures him?
9. How does this book make you feel about war?
10. Why are the men feeling so ill? How are the enemy troops faring?
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
Choose a character from the novel and write an essay explaining:
1 - How he displayed bravery or helped the others.
2 - The qualities that this individual displayed that others can learn from.
3 - This character's opinion of the war.
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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