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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part 3, Chapter 14, why is the captain of the boat upset?



2. Cummings uses his journal to relieve tension and record his private thoughts, what is the underlying tone of Cummings' writing?



3. At this point the soldiers have turned around and are making their way back to the beach. What is the general feeling of the soldiers toward Croft?



4. How do the soldiers keep the toilet paper dry?



5. What was wrong with the reports Cummings received about the Japanese bivouac?



Essay Topics

Explore the history of this novel. Research the period of WWII and write an essay that answers the following:

1) What is the significance of this time period?

2) In your opinion, do you think the story would have had the same meaning if written in a different time period?

3) What effect did this novel have on the general public at this time it was published?

During a flashback in Part 2, Chapter 9, the reader learns that Gallagher's father was a bully and often beat his wife.

1) How does Gallagher feel about this side of this father's character?

2) Do you think Gallagher was like his father?

3) Explain and cite examples found throughout the book to support your answer.

Some authors will write based on experience and may at time identify with one of the characters in their stories. Research the life of Norma Mailer to answer the following question: do you think Mailer is like any of the characters in his story? Explain your answer.

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