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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. Who summons Walter to meet him?

2. How much time has elapsed between Part Two, Chapter Three and Part Two, Chapter Four?

3. How much time passes between Part Two Chapters Ten and Eleven?

4. What is the setting of Part One, Chapter Four?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the interactions between Liesl and Gabriel in Part Three, Chapter Five.

2. How does Felix nearly get shot while teaching the Portuguese troops?

3. What changes Felix's mind about spending time on Walter's farm and then returning to England?

4. What changes between Charis and Felix at the end of Part Two, Chapter Ten?

5. What news does Von Bishop receive by motorcycle?

6. What comparisons does Charis make between the two brothers, Gabriel and Felix?

7. What happens when Felix goes to the pond to think in Part Two, Chapter Seventeen?

8. How does Felix end up in Nanda?

9. What is the purpose of Wheech-Browning's visit to Walter's farm?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What genre or genres can An Ice Cream War be classified as? Use examples from the text to support your thesis.

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

In the beginning of the novel, Felix is a youth attempting to negotiate a difficult and awkward transition from adolescence to adulthood. By the end of the novel Felix is battle-scarred and world-weary.war. By the time Felix boards a ship to take him back to England, he has seen years of gruesome death, some even involving loved ones. Felix himself has also been forever physically altered or damaged. Through the course of the novel, Felix Cobb can be thought of as two characters in one. In an essay, conduct a character analysis of Felix Cobb that addresses these points.

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