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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. Why does Paul want to let the months and years come?
2. What makes seven?
3. What weapon are the men newly afraid of?
4. What does Baumer trade to a sergeant-major for a place with Kropp on the hospital train?
5. How does the French girl react when Baumer tells her he will never be able to see her again?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Kropp decide to do if his leg is amputated? Why do the doctors amputate so quickly?
2. 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?
3. How does Baumer skin his elbows?
4. What does Baumer expect to face when the war ends? What does he not know?
5. How does Baumer feel about being back at the training camp on the moors? What does Remarque use nature to symbolize?
6. How is nature described throughout All Quiet on the Western Front? What does this symbolism mean?
7. 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?
8. How does Baumer feel towards the prisoners? Why? What does he think about the reasons for considering them an enemy?
9. How is Berger wounded?
10. Why is Baumer sad that he gets to be away from the front for so long?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about the character of Paul Baumer, including his personality, what he represents, and how Baumer's reactions to the events around him illustrate the nature of his character.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay explaining one of these two points:
1 - Why young men should join the army and serve their country.
2 - Why giving one's life in war should never be asked of a citizen.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay that describes what you think it would be like to join the military and go through boot camp. Be sure to describe some imaginary situations that show your reactions.
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