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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Men who become immune to the horrors of war are what, according to "Insensibility?"
(a) Lucky.
(b) Already dead.
(c) Animals.
(d) On their way to peace.

2. Where is the soldier in "Inspection?"
(a) At home.
(b) A parade.
(c) A hospital ward.
(d) A front line trench.

3. What job did Owen take after his position as an assistant?
(a) Accountant.
(b) Tutor.
(c) University professor.
(d) Grammar school teacher.

4. What happens to the soldier who falls asleep in "Asleep?"
(a) He is shot and killed.
(b) He freezes to death.
(c) His shoes are stolen.
(d) He is captured by the enemy.

5. What do soldiers know about war in "The Next War?"
(a) They know the war will eventually end.
(b) They know their mission is greater than death.
(c) They know greater wars will come.
(d) They know everyone dies in war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What signal do the soldiers in "Spring Offensive" receive that the battle is starting?

2. What marks the passing of the soldiers in "Anthem for Doomed Youth?"

3. What did Owen study while he was working as an assistant?

4. Whom is the speaker writing to in "The Letter?"

5. Whom did Owen become an assistant to for money?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Owen feel about World War I?

2. What kind of doctor takes care of the soldier in "The Dead-Beat?" How do you know?

3. What contradiction is found in "Sonnet?"

4. What does "S.I.W." stand for? How does this contribute to the soldier dying with a smile?

5. What does the speaker see on the battlefield in "The Show?" What do they represent?

6. What is the worst possible outcome in battle, according to "The Chances?" Why?

7. What are the five possible outcomes in battle, according to "The Chances?"

8. What does the soldier's wish to be put to bed symbolize in "Disabled?"

9. What is the anthem in "Anthem for Doomed Youth?"

10. What does Lewis say about poets who came from World War I as compared to World War II?

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