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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Nick fix for breakfast?
2. What are Nick's plans after this vacation?
3. Where do Joe and his father move?
4. From where does Nick return in the story for Chapter 14?
5. What does the hotel keeper have sent to the American wife in her room?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are several instances in the book where young men--Nick for example--must face war and then the return home. Develop an essay on this related statement: "Nick returned home where everything was the same and nothing was the same."
Essay Topic 2
In the story "The Battler" in Chapter 5, Nick is beaten by a train Brakeman but not punched at all by Ad Francis, a former prizefighter. Explain the irony in Nick's situation with these two different characters. What life lessons does Nick learn from each of them?
Essay Topic 3
War is a recurring theme in the Memoirs and in some of the Stories in the book. How are killing and war perceived by the young men when it seems like sport at first? How do the perceptions change when they are seriously wounded, as Nick is? How do they manage the aftermath of war and the personal toll it takes on them?
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