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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. For what were the Royal Welch Fusiliers notorious?

2. What did Graves spend his time doing in Harfleur 'Bull Ring' ?

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

4. How old were Robert's parents when he was born?

5. What did the officers discuss that were purported to have been committed by specific units or nationalities?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Robert Graves and his friend, Nevill Barbour, feel about their time in public schools?

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

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

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

5. In what way did Graves change the opinion of his direct supervisor and how did he accomplish this task?

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

7. Why was Graves unable to use the new gas masks and why was this of concern to him?

8. Why does Graves think that the 'trench feet' was a result of low morale?

9. How did Graves spend his time at the Harfleur 'Bull Ring'?

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 the changes in equipment Graves experienced during his time in the military. Which changes were beneficial to Graves? Which seemed to make no difference?

Essay Topic 2

What do you believe the purpose was of writing this autobiography? Do you believe Graves achieved this purpose? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the events and experiences which happened to Graves throughout this novel with some you believe someone today would experience. Would they all be similar? Why might there be differences?

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