Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does his girlfriend's father do in the morning on his departure day?
2. What does Joe decide when he figures out he's deaf?
3. Where did Joe and his friends swim in Colorado?
4. How does Joe figure out that he is deaf?
5. Why does Joe Bonham wish someone would pick up the phone?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Joe say every Allied nation expects?
2. Where does Joe see Jose while he's lying in bed, what does he ask him and what does Joe figure out?
3. What does the little guy waiting for the train with Joe say? How does Joe answer him? What do they do then?
4. How does Joe think of Kareen and what does he wonder about her?
5. What does Joe think about guys fighting for liberty?
6. Why does Joe think being the way he is is worse than being in the womb?
7. When did Joe become aware of the war and what events in the war occurred at that time?
8. How does the prostitute that Joe thinks he loves handle the situation?
9. What does Joe remember about New Year's Eve in Shale City and Los Angeles?
10. Why does Bonham consider himself a slave and what does he ask God?
In one of the first chapters, Joe Bonham is thinking about an airplane that comes to town when he is young and the wonderful thing that it is. Discuss the following:
1. Contrast the theme of flying and the freedom it suggests to Joe's situation.
2. What kind of freedom is possible for someone in Joe's post-injury life?
3. WWI is, in a sense, fought over the concept of freedom. Discuss the irony of Joe fighting in a war for "freedom."
When a new nurse if finally able to understand that Joe is tapping out words using Morse Code, hope and joy infuse Joe. Discuss the following:
1. How does Joe finally manage to communicate with the new nurse?
2. What are Joe's reactions to communicating? Give examples.
3. Why do you think Joe offers to be a "circus" exhibit? Do you think he would eventually regret such an offer? Why or why not?
For a few brief moments at the end of the book before Joe is sedated, he is able to communicate his desire to have a purpose. Discuss the following:
1. What does Joe offer to do? Is this a wise thing to suggest?
2. What is the response to Joe's offer? Why?
3. Why is having a sense of purpose so important to Joe?
4. Do you think Joe will re-think what he offers given the response and try to communicate again? Why or why not?
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