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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How is the person from #101 traveling?
2. What sport do Nick and his friends enjoy on this trip?
3. What are Mr. and Mrs. Elliot unsuccessful at achieving?
4. What do Nick and his friend realize as they talk?
5. What does Nick fix for breakfast?
Essay Topic 1
In the story in Chapter 4, "The Three-Day Blow," Nick likens his behavior of breaking up with Marjorie to the storms that are called Three-Day Blows. What is meant by a Three-Day Blow? Why does Nick compare his actions to it? Is he being reasonable or just trying to justify his behavior?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
There is a saying that "There are no atheists in foxholes." Explain the significance of this saying in light of the Memoir in Chapter 7 where the young soldier prays fervently while under siege.
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