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The Red Badge of Courage Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 do the retreating men not see?



2. How does Henry begin to imagine himself?



3. Why has Henry delayed so many times from enlisting in the army?



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



5. What does the lieutenant do to the boy who tries to run away?



Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reality of the situation during this first battle?



2. How does Henry mentally separate himself from other men?



3. How does Henry distinguish himself that day?



4. How does Henry realize things are not going as they should?



5. How has Wilson changed since the first days of military camp?



6. Explain how Henry begins to think about death.



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



8. What action does Henry take when the regiment begins to show signs of running down?



9. What is the first rumor that gets started as a result of the battle?



10. What does Henry observe as weariness comes over his comrades?



Essay Topics

Write an essay on the importance of the red badge of courage to the theme of Stephen Crane's novel. Evaluate the title as to it effectiveness in arousing a reader to select the book. Also discuss how this badge differs from what is usually thought of as a badge of honor.

Write an essay about how THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE is not just a Civil War story but rather a story about the effects of war on young, impressionable minds. In your essay explain how this story could be set during any war in the history of the world.

Write an essay about the responsibility of command. Use the officer who berated the lieutenant within earshot of the troops as an example of bad command. Your essay can discuss teachers who have influenced you positively or negatively by how they used their authority. Or, include any person of authority who has had a similar impact on you like a boss or relative.

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