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 did the man that Baumer kills do for a living?

2. Why was Paul glad when he died?

3. Why does Paul hesitate to get in the bed in the hospital train?

4. Why does Baumer go out on patrol?

5. Who is the last survivor of the original group?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the men think about the causes and justifications behind the war?

2. What does Paul think about after the man dies? What does this say about his character?

3. Why are the men feeling so ill? How are the enemy troops faring?

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. How is nature described throughout All Quiet on the Western Front? What does this symbolism mean?

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

7. How is Berger wounded?

8. How does Baumer feel about being back at the training camp on the moors? What does Remarque use nature to symbolize?

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

10. What does Kropp decide to do if his leg is amputated? Why do the doctors amputate so quickly?

Essay Topics

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 the development of conventions on chemical warfare throughout history, especially those that came as a direct result of the First World 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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