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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

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

When Dr. Rivers transfers to a hospital in London he works with Dr. Yealland who is experimenting with electro-shock treatments.

1. Do you think physicians should be allowed to experiment on patients? Why or why not?

2. Who do you think should be responsible for the ethical aspects of new treatments for patients? Explain your answer using examples from the book to support your explanation.

3. Throughout history, even in present times, mentally ill patients are judged differently than physically ill patients. Explain, in depth, why you do or do not agree with this statement.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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