Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test 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 Topic 1
Write an essay on the emotional impact of coming up on an unexpected scene of tragedy. In your essay discuss how this happens frequently when people discover dead bodies. Include the trauma that is likely to occur to the person who finds such a ghastly thing. Add to that the immobilizing effect of such a discovery and the probable reasons it is difficult to tear one's eyes away from it.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about the effects on the people soldiers leave behind when they go off to war. Begin with Henry's mother and the dark-haired girl. Then include more modern examples of this kind of separation.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay about comfort in numbers. Beginning with Henry's seeing a large number of men and wagons leaving the battlefield and how he was comforted by the thought that he was not the only one to desert the battle, write your essay about how people seek comfort in numbers. Explain that, as in Henry's case, the numbers may not be what one thinks they are.
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