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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. How do Gabriel and his men get to shore in Part Two, Chapter Five?

2. The ________ continue the ________ campaign to draw _________ resources away from the war in Europe.

3. The British attack on Tanga is a __________________.

4. In Part Two, Chapter Nine, what does Charis show Felix?

5. What taboo activity does Smith do in Part One?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe how Walter ended up in Africa.

5. What is Walter's experience in the army like in Part Two, Chapter Twelve?

6. In Part Two, Chapter Six, what does Gabriel mistake gunfire for?

7. What benefit is Bilderbeck to Gabriel?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gabriel and Felix are brothers and in many ways they are polar opposites. In what ways are Gabriel and Felix opposites? In what ways are they similar?

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

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

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