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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 happens on a foggy morning at the training camp?
2. What is missing from the naked soldier sitting in the tree, other than his clothes?
3. What do the men bring to the French girls as presents?
4. What part of the war are the men particularly angry about?
5. What does Detering collect from a tree?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Company Commander Bertink killed?
2. How is nature described throughout All Quiet on the Western Front? What does this symbolism mean?
3. What does Baumer say about being happy during the war? What about the memory of the previous days?
4. What happens when an enemy soldier falls into Baumer's shell-hole?
5. What comes over Paul as he lies in the shell-hole? What reassures him?
6. How does Baumer feel towards the prisoners? Why? What does he think about the reasons for considering them an enemy?
7. Why is Baumer sad that he gets to be away from the front for so long?
8. How does Baumer feel about being back at the training camp on the moors? What does Remarque use nature to symbolize?
9. How do the men act while eating caviar? Why do they do this?
10. What does Paul think about after the man dies? What does this say about his character?
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
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
War has its own general horrors, but also has other specific effects. Research and write an essay about an aftereffect of war, such as Gulf War Syndrome, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or a refugee crisis. Make sure to explain:
1 - The specific cause.
2 - The nature of the disease or crisis.
3 - Any treatments or solutions available.
4 - How you think the problem could have been prevented, or can be prevented in the future.
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