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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 Campbell think about Sassoon?

3. What times does Burns return to the hospital?

4. What happens to Sassoon instead of a court-martial?

5. Why does Rivers reassign Broadbent?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. What does Prior do when he sneaks off the hospital grounds?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sassoon has decided not to fight in the war any longer. Some would see this as a rejection of his country's needs. Discuss on of the following:

Discuss one of the following:

1. What does patriotism mean to me? Use examples from Regeneration to support your answer.

2. Class discussion. What is patriotism? What are the advantages of a country whose citizens feel highly patriotic? What are the disadvantages? What happens when patriots become zealots? Should patriotism be expected of its citizens by any country? Why or why not?

3. How do the characters in Regeneration demonstrate their patriotism? Use examples from Regeneration to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Regeneration based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if it is a successful novel. Explain your rationale with specific examples.

3. Do you think the fact that Regeneration falls within the genre of historical fiction and/or political protest changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

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