The Red Badge of Courage Test | Final 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 Henry and his friend succeed in doing?

2. How does Henry explain his absence from the regiment.

3. Who does Henry conclude would never rage at nature?

4. What are the men doing in the forest as Henry nears his regiment?

5. Who do Henry and his friend tell what they have overheard?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Henry eventually get back to his regiment?

4. As another charge comes toward Henry's regiment, describe Henry's emotions.

5. Tell what Henry and his friend overheard on the way back from the fruitless search for water.

6. After the charge, when they realized they were safe, how do some of the men return to their own lines?

7. How was Henry's reception back in the unit better than what he had hoped for?

8. Describe what startles Henry when he wakes up the following morning.

9. What does Henry do to prevent Wilson from being reminded of how scared he was earlier?

10. During the next wave of battle, describe Henry's actions.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on why there is no glamor in war. Include those combatants who do not return, those who return with physical injuries, and those who return with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to illustrate your thesis. Also include the casualties of innocent civilians.

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 with the thesis that no one should be forced to go to war. n addition to soldiers who daily witness the carnage and destruction, include the civilians who are faced with trying to cope with the devastation of their land and their lives.

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