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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 university is Felix set to attend?

2. What nationality are the soldiers Gabriel is with?

3. What is Norman Espie's title?

4. In Part Two, Chapter Five, what country has fortified Tanga?

5. What frustrates Walter in the army?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are Felix's plans after the wedding?

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

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

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

6. What is the purpose of Wheech-Browning's visit to Walter's farm?

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

8. What happens when an Indian refuses an order by Bilderbeck?

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

10. What happens on Charis and Gabriel's honeymoon?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

An Ice Cream War is about the effects of a European war on the people living in Africa. While the characters in the novel are of European descent, not much notice is given to the local Africans. In an essay, analyze the effect the war is having on the African people.

Essay Topic 3

Felix and Gabriel are two brothers who are the main characters in the novel It is clear that there is conflict between the two, but their relationship will play a key role in the novel. Analyze the similarities and differences between Felix and Gabriel and what effect this has on the novel. Use examples from the text to support your thesis.

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