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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. Who is Henry Head?

2. What can Prior not do?

3. What happens to Burns at the mess hall?

4. What does Burns see where he is?

5. Who is having an asthma attack?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is wrong with Broadbent and what does Rivers do about it?

2. What does Rivers see when Prior's parents visit?

3. What does the writer say in the letter and what consequences has he suffered as the result of the letter?

4. What happens to Prior at the beginning of Chapter 7 and what does Prior have to say about it?

5. What does Prior continue to ask Rivers for and what does he show Rivers? What is Rivers' response?

6. Who is Wilfred Owen and how does he feel about Sassoon?

7. What does is Prior able to do at the beginning of Chapter 6 and what does he ask Rivers to do?

8. What game do Sassoon and Anderson play in Chapter 8 and what does Anderson almost do to Sassoon?

9. What does Sassoon notice in the taxi and why does he touch his chest?

10. What does Sassoon describe to Dr. Rivers about what happened when he first returned from France and what does he say about it now?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Regeneration, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (Subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

After fighting in the war and winning a number of medals for valor, Sassoon has decided the war is pointless and the soldiers have no understanding of why they are fighting. He has decided to quit fighting.

1. Do you believe a government should be able to force a person to fight in a war? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. If a person volunteers for the military and then decides he/she does not want to be in the military do you think they should be able to quit just like any other job? Why or why not?

3. Do you think all citizens of a country should have to serve a mandatory two years in the military between the ages of 18 and 21? Explain in depth, your position. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

War is one of the most common occurrences in the history of humankind. Discuss one of the following:

1. Analyze how Sassoon feels about WWI. Are his feelings typical of others in the book? Are his beliefs about the war justifiable? Explain with examples.

2. Does your belief about WWI change as you read this book? What about your beliefs about war in general? Explain with examples from the text and your own experience.

3. Many resources throughout the ages have been used in the pursuit of war-related activities. Does the war in this book justify the loss of life and resources? Why or why not? Does any war justify the same?

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