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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the pipe smoking friend's reply when Henry asks if he might run away from battle?
(a) He says he isn't sure.
(b) He says he doesn't know.
(c) He says it isn't possible.
(d) He says he probably will.

3. What destroys Henry's rationalization about nature prompting him to run?
(a) the sight of the dead man with the ants crawling over his skin
(b) some wounded soldiers rejoicing over the victory
(c) a rainstorm that comes up suddenly
(d) a squirrel being eaten by a stray cat

4. What makes it difficult for them to make out anything in front of them?
(a) the rain
(b) the darkness
(c) the smoke
(d) the fog

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Henry begin to think it would be better to be killed?

2. What does Henry first blame for his guilty condition?

3. What happens to Henry physically as he marches on toward the battle?

4. Who does Henry meet up with as he walks with the wounded?

5. When Henry meets up with a wounded man, what does the man want to know?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Henry's problem that keeps him from returning to his regiment right away?

2. What part does glory play in motivating men to join in a war?

3. Describe how Henry's doubts and questions linger as he waits in the camp.

4. Explain Henry's concern about walking with the wounded.

5. Describe Henry as he waits for the advancing Rebel army.

6. After convincing himself that it was a law of nature for men and animals to run from danger, explain how his theory is proved to be untrue.

7. Describe the situation behind the lines near the battlefield as Henry comes close to war for the first time.

8. What motivates Henry to run back the way he had come?

9. Explain how Henry perceives the men and wagons retreating from the battle.

10. What does Henry want to do when he happens upon a general astride a magnificent horse?

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