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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 was issued in preparation for the Somme?

2. In what year was Chapter 13 originally written?

3. How many days did it take Graves to travel 17 miles when he was transferred?

4. In what year was Graves born?

5. What were many of the students at Charterhouse impressed with in regards to Graves?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe who Graves' paternal grandfather was and what his importance was within society.

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

4. Why did it bother Graves greatly when England became more and more anti-German?

5. How were Graves and his siblings raised and what was the system they were raised under?

6. Describe how Graves found his experiences climbing with George Mallory.

7. Why did Raymond encourage Graves to take up boxing?

8. How did Amalie von Ranke inherit a considerable amount of money and what did she do with that fortune?

9. In what way did Graves describe the constant flow of troops in his regiment and how did the constant change affect morale?

10. In what way does Graves explain the concept of relative risk which evolved by the combatants in the trenches?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Graves' trip back to London after he was seriously injured. How would you feel under these same conditions? Do you believe this was good medical practice? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

This novel is considered a chronicle. What does this term mean to you? Do you believe it is an accurate description of this novel? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Some describe this novel as a satire on wartime experiences. Do you agree with this description? Why or why not?

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