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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. "Apologia Pro Poemate Meo" discusses the occasional ______ of war.

2. What happens to the speaker writing in "The Letter?"

3. What happened to the weapons when the soldier woke up in "Soldier's Dream?"

4. According to "At a Cavalry near the Ancre," what do people who love die without?

5. Where do the soldiers seek refuge in "The Sentry?"

Short Essay Questions

1. What does "Insensibility" say about soldiers who become immune to the horrors of war?

2. What does "Dulce Et Decorum Est" say about war and death?

3. Describe Owen's experience as a vicar's assistant.

4. What are the sounds the speaker of "The Calls" hears that mark the passing of the day?

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

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

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

8. What contradiction is found in "Sonnet?"

9. What do each of the soldiers cry out for in "The Last Laugh?"

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define sonnet. What are the characteristics of a sonnet? Give at least one example of a sonnet from Owen's poetry.

Essay Topic 2

Explain how Owen's childhood shaped his adulthood.

Essay Topic 3

Explain how Wilfred Owen's experience as a soldier in World War I affected his poetry.

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