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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. How many Special Reservists was Graves in charge of in Lancaster?

2. Where was the offensive that Graves was sent forward to help prepare for?

3. From what country could Graves trace his maternal pedigree?

4. To what rank was Graves gazetted during Chapter 16?

5. Which of the following did Graves use to describe death during the summer of 1915?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What happened to the English soldiers during the summer of 1915 as described by Graves?

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

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

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

8. How does Graves recall the time he spent in Germany with his relatives during the summers of his childhood?

9. What would the English soldiers do before a mass attack which some could find grisly, but the soldiers felt necessary to help the survivors?

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

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 2

Describe the Battle of Loos as seen through Graves' eyes. Was this battle well thought out? Was it effective? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

What would you describe as the major themes of this novel? Which of these themes can you personally relate to? Why?

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