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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 nationality of soldiers are responsible for Gabriel fleeing?

2. What limits Gabriel's ability to see while marching towards Tanga?

3. What is the name of the hotel Smith stays at after leaving his farm?

4. What university is Felix set to attend?

5. Why are Gabriel and his men stranded at anchor for sixteen days?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the Von Bishops relationship.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How does Gabriel end up injured?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Part Two, Chapter Thirteen, it is revealed that Charis is having an affair with Gabriel's brother, Felix. Analyze Charis' justification for the affair and the comparison she makes between the two brothers.

Essay Topic 2

In Part Two, Chapter Sixteen, Charis writes two letters expressing her guilt to Felix and Gabriel. In Chapter Seventeen, Felix reflects on the letters and has a terrible feeling. He rushes to the pond and finds that Charis has committed suicide. How does Felix know something terrible has happened to Charis? What is Felix's response to his speculation about Charis? What is Felix's responsibility, if any, in Charis' suicide? What effect do you think this will have on Felix?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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