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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 Second-lieutenant Prior?

2. Why does Prior apologize to Rivers?

3. With what is the letter writer diagnosed?

4. How does Sassoon feel towards civilians?

5. What is Dr. Rivers' response to Prior's request?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Anderson and why is he at the hospital?

2. In Chapter 6 why does Rivers see Prior after dinner and what does Prior tell him what is Rivers' response?

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

4. Describe the nightmare Rivers had in Chapter 22 and Rivers' interpretation of the nightmare.

5. What is causing Dr. Rivers pain in his head while he is sleeping?

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

7. Who is suppose to go on the train with Sassoon and why doesn't he?

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

9. Why does Sassoon meet Graves in Chapter 17 and what does he tell Graves?

10. What happened to Sassoon's Declaration and how does Sassoon feel about that and what does he and Rivers discuss in Chapter 7 besides this?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Sassoon, the protagonist was a British soldier in the First World War.

1. Research and write an expository essay about how the First World War begins and ends.

2. Research and write an expository essay about the causes of the tremendous numbers of deaths in the First World War.

3. Compare/Contrast the issues in the First World War compared with the issues in the Second World War.

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

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Regeneration help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Regeneration? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in Regeneration to discuss and compare Sassoon's response to how you think you would respond.

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