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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. How many children does Smith have in Part One?

2. What is the African attitude towards the British landing?

3. What happens to Wheech-Browning in the plane?

4. What is the condition of the person who summons Walter?

5. Who burns Smith's crops?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part One, Chapter Four, why is Felix upset with Gabriel?

2. What are Felix's plans after the wedding?

3. What do the Germans do to Walter's farm?

4. Describe how Walter ended up in Africa.

5. Summarize what Gabriel reflects on since his honeymoon while aboard a ship from India to Africa.

6. Describe Felix's reaction to Amory at the party at her apartment.

7. What changes Walter's stance on joining the army?

8. In Part Two, Chapter Six, what does Gabriel mistake gunfire for?

9. How do Gabriel and other British soldiers get trapped in a ditch?

10. What benefit is Bilderbeck to Gabriel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In An Ice Cream War, Felix Cobb, the protagonist, can be described as a dynamic character because he evolves throughout the novel. Contrary to Felix is his brother, Gabriel. Gabriel is a static character because he remains the same, a dedicated soldier, throughout the novel. In an essay, examine the role of dynamic and static characters in the novel An Ice Cream War.

Essay Topic 2

In Part Three, Walter attempts to find Von Bishop, the man responsible for taking his farm and decorticator. Walter's purpose in joining the fight is not so much to help his country, but to get revenge on the man responsible for destroying his lifestyle. Write an essay that analyzes the theme of revenge as expressed in An Ice Cream War.

Essay Topic 3

Felix and Gabriel are two brothers who are the main characters in the novel It is clear that there is conflict between the two, but their relationship will play a key role in the novel. Analyze the similarities and differences between Felix and Gabriel and what effect this has on the novel. Use examples from the text to support your thesis.

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