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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 does Burns see where he is?

2. What does Prior find when he returns to the fire bay after a shell hits it?

3. Where does Dr. Rivers work?

4. What do Sassoon and Dr. Rivers talk about when Sassoon returns from swimming?

5. What confuses Sarah Lumb?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

5. Why is Prior at the hospital?

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

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

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

9. In Chapter 4 what does Burns do when he leaves the hospital for part of a day?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Regeneration is set in an actual historical war.

1. Do you think Regeneration qualifies as an historical fiction or political protest? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. If much of the events in the book are historical, what surprises you about the way the events play out?

3. Do you think the culture of that era (early 1900s) is more or less advanced than you imagined? Explain. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Regeneration is the first book in a trilogy involving Sassoon, Rivers and others. Discuss the following.

1. What are two advantages of writing several novels about the same characters? Use examples.

2. What are two disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Do you prefer to read a stand-alone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

4. Do you think it is easier or more difficult (or about the same) to write a stand-alone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Oftentimes, a book is more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Regeneration is? Explain your response.

(see the answer keys)

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