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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 weapon are the men newly afraid of?
2. Why does Baumer go out on patrol?
3. What was Leer good at in school, though it could not save him?
4. What class is Paul mother in in the hospital?
5. What does Kropp have at home?
Short Essay Questions
1. What type of situation does Baumer's family face over his mother's illness?
2. How does Baumer feel about being back at the training camp on the moors? What does Remarque use nature to symbolize?
3. What does Kropp decide to do if his leg is amputated? Why do the doctors amputate so quickly?
4. 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?
5. What comes over Paul as he lies in the shell-hole? What reassures him?
6. What does Paul think about after the man dies? What does this say about his character?
7. What do the men think about being assigned to guard the supply dump?
8. How is Berger wounded?
9. How does Baumer feel towards the prisoners? Why? What does he think about the reasons for considering them an enemy?
10. What do the men think about the causes and justifications behind the war?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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 about a real-life case in which a soldier was court-martialed. Be sure to explain the charges, the evidence, verdict, punishment (if applicable), and whether or not you agree with the findings of the military court.
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