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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why is Felix rejected for military service?
(a) Poor eyesight.
(b) He is in college.
(c) He is unable to pass the physical fitness test.
(d) He is a concionscious objector.
2. Who are the askaris?
(a) African children.
(d) Native soldiers.
3. How much time has elapsed between Part Two, Chapter Three and Part Two, Chapter Four?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) One year.
(c) Six months.
(d) Two months.
4. What event saves Felix, causing him to leave the dinner table and go outside?
(a) The power goes out.
(b) A war siren goes off.
(c) A bombing raid begins.
(d) An earthquake strikes.
5. What is Bilderbeck's response to a refusal of an Indian soldier to fight?
(a) He shoots him in the head.
(b) He sends him back to the boat.
(c) He yells expletives at him.
(d) He hits him with his rifle.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Part Two, Chapter Eight, what ails Felix?
2. What is the condition of the person who summons Walter?
3. Who are the Kings African Rifles?
4. The opening scene in the novel takes place:
5. What is the setting of Part Two, Chapter One?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Walter's experience in the army like in Part Two, Chapter Twelve?
2. Summarize what Gabriel reflects on since his honeymoon while aboard a ship from India to Africa.
3. What does Charis show Felix at her cottage and what does Felix explain to her?
4. What happens with the biplane in Part Two, Chapter Twelve?
5. Describe how Felix and Holland react differently to the discrimination they face because they are not in military service.
6. Describe Gabriel's recovery in Part Two, Chapter Eleven.
7. In Part Two, Chapter Four, Gabriel receives three letters. What do the letters say and who are they from?
8. What do the Germans do to Walter's farm?
9. What happens when an Indian refuses an order by Bilderbeck?
10. Describe how Walter ended up in Africa.
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