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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 Liesl's role at the hospital?

2. What happens to the biplane Wheech-Browing flies in Part Two, Chapter Twelve?

3. How many letters does Gabriel receive in Part Two, Chapter Four?

4. What happens when Gabriel tries to flee?

5. In Part Two, Chapter Ten, what is Felix's first reaction to Amory?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Gabriel's recovery in Part Two, Chapter Eleven.

2. Describe how Felix and Holland react differently to the discrimination they face because they are not in military service.

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

4. Describe how Walter ended up in Africa.

5. What does Charis show Felix at her cottage and what does Felix explain to her?

6. What are Walter's thoughts on a war early in the novel?

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

8. What benefit is Bilderbeck to Gabriel?

9. Describe the Von Bishops relationship.

10. Describe Felix's interactions with his family in Part One, Chapter Four.

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

What do you know about William Boyd? How has his background influenced the writing of An Ice Cream War? Use examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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