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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 does Holland invite Felix too?

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

3. How long does Liesel Von Bishop stay away from Africa?

4. At Amory's party, what are Amory and Felix arguing over?

5. The British attack on Tanga is a __________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Describe the Von Bishops relationship.

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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