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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. In Part Two, Chapter Eight, what ails Felix?
2. In Part Two, Chapter Nine, what does Charis show Felix?
3. How do Gabriel and his men get to shore in Part Two, Chapter Five?
4. What nationality are the soldiers Gabriel is with?
5. What does Major Hamish Cobb inspect before dinner?
Short Essay Questions
1. What benefit is Bilderbeck to Gabriel?
2. Why do you think Charis commits suicide?
3. What happens when Felix goes to the pond to think in Part Two, Chapter Seventeen?
4. What does the author imply about Felix when he describes Liieutenant Loveday's usage of "schoolboy French?"
5. What is Felix's plan to kill Von Bishop?
6. What do you think Felix will do to Von Bishop?
7. How did the affair between Felix and Charis begin?
8. What are Gabriel's feelings for Liesl in Part Three?
9. Describe Von Bishop's and Liesl's meeting in Part Four, Chapter Four.
10. In Part Two, Chapter Four, Gabriel receives three letters. What do the letters say and who are they from?
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
What is Felix's motivation for being in the war? Write an essay that analyzes the theme of redemption as related to Felix's motivation for serving in the war.
Essay Topic 3
Major Bilderbeck is an enigmatic character who befriends Gabriel aboard a troop transport ship. His strange mannerisms, specifically his manner of laughing at things that other people do not find immediately funny, might indicate something of an amoral personality. In an essay, write a character analysis of Major Bilderbeck.
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