An Ice-cream War Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 news does the British soldier arriving in German territory bring?

2. What is Felix's role in the British army in Part Four?

3. Who helps Gabriel escape?

4. In Part Four, who is Felix to train?

5. What does Gabriel do in the evenings at the hospital?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Walter find when he returns to his farm?

2. What is shocking about Part Two, Chapter Thirteen?

3. What consequences do the British face for not heading Walter's advice?

4. What do you think Felix will do to Von Bishop?

5. What is Von Bishop's reaction to what happens to Gabriel when he is caught?

6. What political reason is there for Gabriel to remain in the hospital?

7. Describe the interactions between Liesl and Gabriel in Part Three, Chapter Five.

8. How does Felix end up in Nanda?

9. How does Felix nearly get shot while teaching the Portuguese troops?

10. How did the affair between Felix and Charis begin?

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

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 3

In the beginning of the novel, Felix is a youth attempting to negotiate a difficult and awkward transition from adolescence to adulthood. By the end of the novel Felix is battle-scarred and world-weary.war. By the time Felix boards a ship to take him back to England, he has seen years of gruesome death, some even involving loved ones. Felix himself has also been forever physically altered or damaged. Through the course of the novel, Felix Cobb can be thought of as two characters in one. In an essay, conduct a character analysis of Felix Cobb that addresses these points.

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