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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 makes seven?
2. What weapon are the men newly afraid of?
3. What does Baumer trade to a sergeant-major for a place with Kropp on the hospital train?
4. What part of the war are the men particularly angry about?
5. Who brought in Haie Westhus when he was wounded?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does this book make you feel about war?
2. How is Berger wounded?
3. What condition are the Russian prisoners in? Why are they being treated so harshly?
4. How does Baumer feel towards the prisoners? Why? What does he think about the reasons for considering them an enemy?
5. How does Baumer feel about being back at the training camp on the moors? What does Remarque use nature to symbolize?
6. 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?
7. How does Baumer skin his elbows?
8. What does Baumer expect to face when the war ends? What does he not know?
9. What do the men think about the causes and justifications behind the war?
10. What does Baumer say about being happy during the war? What about the memory of the previous days?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Write an essay describing the conclusion of All Quiet on the Western Front. Be sure to touch upon:
1 - Your reaction.
2 - How Paul's death influences the overall theme of the novel (hope versus hopelessness).
3 - Whether or not you would have written the book this way, and why.
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