Goodbye to All That Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 old was Graves in 1916?

2. In what year do Graves and Nicholson return to Islip?

3. What nickname was Siegfried Sassoon given?

4. What present day term is equivalent to what Graves refers to as neurasthenia and illusion?

5. What does Graves spend his time doing right after he resigns his teaching position in Cairo?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe in detail Graves' life after WWII.

2. What did Graves do after he resigned his teaching position?

3. What changed about the periods of convalescence for soldiers who were injured during a battle?

4. How did England change socially during 1919 while Graves was in Oxford?

5. What did Graves start doing during the time he lived with Nicholson in the town of Islip?

6. What happened to Graves when he and another soldier went off in search of some horses which were missing?

7. Describe how Graves' opinions of the war differed from those he became friends with at Oxford?

8. Describe the three essays Graves uses as an apology for his rapid abandonment of his teaching post in Cairo.

9. What did Graves do in Ireland that he found distasteful though he performed it as it was his duty?

10. During this post-war time, what did Nicholson do that later Graves and Lawrence needed to help him with?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How would you describe the events in this novel? Why do you feel that way? In what way has reading the personal accounts within this novel changed your personal views or beliefs?

Essay Topic 2

Graves spent a great deal of time in the trenches. How did this particular type of battle help the English? Do you believe this is an effective strategy to use during battles? Is it still used today? 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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