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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. Why was the Royal Welch Fusiliers regiment not disgraced when they surrendered at Yorktown?

2. What color were the ribbons the Royal Welch Fusiliers wore on the back of their dress tunics?

3. When did Graves begin to feel shame about his German heritage?

4. How many pre-1888 regiments did the Royal Welch Fusiliers hold?

5. To what sport did Mallory introduce Graves?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Graves become aware of the class distinctions and how did he view them during this time?

2. Describe in what way Graves' regiment was known throughout the English Army and what battles they participated in?

3. What happened just hours before the gas offensive which caused great confusion and horrible casualties among the British forces?

4. What happened in August of 1915 which would be helpful to a later major offensive in the area around La Bassye?

5. What was Graves' opinion related to Mallory and the climb up Mount Everest?

6. What did Amalie von Ranke believe she could do once she met Alfred Graves?

7. What happened with Graves' relationship with Dick?

8. What information did Graves learn about Dick which he found unsettling and how did he respond to this information?

9. Why does Graves prefer the Fricourt trenches to the trenches he has been in in the past?

10. Describe the intent of Chapter 13 as the author wrote it.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What character traits can be found in common with many of the characters described throughout the novel? Are these positive or negative character traits? Do you believe most of the characters are positive role models? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Why do you believe Graves and his wife divorced? What impact did the war have on their relationship? Do you believe this pattern is typical or atypical with soldiers? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Could this novel be used as a text in a history class? Would it be beneficial? Is it biased? Why or why not?

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