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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 is the name of the nightclub in Part Two, Chapter Ten?

2. Who are the Kings African Rifles?

3. Where does Walter decide to move his family to?

4. Who does Gabriel visit with during the voyage?

5. Why is Felix rejected for military service?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Walter try to get his farm back?

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

4. What happens with the biplane in Part Two, Chapter Twelve?

5. Why do the Germans continue to fight the war in Africa?

6. What happens in Part Two, Chapter Five when Gabriel's unit goes ashore?

7. In Part Two, Chapter Four, Gabriel receives three letters. What do the letters say and who are they from?

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

9. How does the author use point of view in the novel?

10. Describe the Von Bishops relationship.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Part Two, Chapter Fourteen, Walter finally makes it back to his farm. It is in terrible condition, with feces all over. His baby daughter's grave is desecrated and he discovers that his decorticator is missing. What is the decorticator a symbol of?

Essay Topic 2

There are two main settings in the novel An Ice Cream War. In an essay, describe the settings of the novel and analyze the affect the setting will have on the conflict.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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