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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Henry's pipe-smoking friend feel about long marches?
(a) all right if there is a battle at the end of it
(b) all right because it keeps them in shape
(c) all right if it only means a new camp
(d) all right because it is better than doing nothing

2. What question begins to disturb Henry before he goes to battle?
(a) if he will run
(b) why he enlisted
(c) how he will take cover
(d) whether he can shoot a rifle

3. Climbing over a fence, what does Henry discover?
(a) the ground littered with the bodies of the dead and wounded
(b) a small group of other deserters
(c) a field of tall corn he can hide in
(d) a cow he can milk to get something to fill his stomach

4. How is the horror personified among Henry's regiment?
(a) Panic among the officers
(b) Blood dripping from the returning soldiers
(c) Comrades falling dead in front of them
(d) Officers cursing the twist of fate

5. What becomes Henry's grandiose image of himself?
(a) as a great orator to uplift the world
(b) as a reformer to save the world
(c) as president of the United States
(d) as an angel possessing perfect existence

6. How does he think men perceive him?
(a) as a greased pig
(b) as a worm in an apple
(c) as a piece of trash
(d) as a mindless monkey

7. How does the pipe-smoking friend try to encourage Henry?
(a) by saying they will be side by side
(b) by predicting he will do great things
(c) by getting his mind off battle
(d) by telling him jokes

8. When they stop running, what do the men begin to build?
(a) log cabins for the officers
(b) small fires to keep warm
(c) little hills out of anything they can find
(d) walls around their new camp

9. How are Henry's comrades behaving in the face of imminent warfare?
(a) They refuse to think about it.
(b) They tell stoies about their bravery.
(c) They keep to themselves like Henry.
(d) They give off airs of being fearless.

10. How does Henry see his current suffering?
(a) as a burden that he sould not have to bear
(b) as being fair because he is a coward
(c) as having followed the course nature laid out for him
(d) as an accident of nature

11. Against whom does Henry develop a particular anger?
(a) himself
(b) the generals
(c) the loud soldier
(d) the tall soldier

12. What is it that Henry believes he is the only man who can see?
(a) that war is nature's way of sorting out the fittest humans
(b) that war is nonsense invented by madmen
(c) that war is a game for bored civilians to play like chess
(d) that war is nature's way of duping men into being victims

13. What is distant and surreal in Henry's mind?
(a) that the war happens in his own country
(b) that things go on as usual back at home
(c) that political differences can start a war
(d) that officers hold his life in their hands

14. What sudden event takes place after the first retreat of the Rebels?
(a) A storm arises.
(b) They return.
(c) They are ordered to march.
(d) The generals send new orders.

15. Where is Henry's regiment the morning he expects to be his first battle?
(a) on the banks of a river
(b) among the trees at the edge of a grove
(c) near a small Southern village
(d) on an open field

Short Answer Questions

1. What makes Henry believe that at last his chance to prove himself has come?

2. What would Henry like to find by looking into the eyes of a corpse?

3. What are all the men doing after the battle?

4. How does Henry imagine the battle sounds he hears at night?

5. What is the feeling among the regiment?

(see the answer keys)

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