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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. Where does Burns sit naked?
2. Why does Rivers reassign Broadbent?
3. Into what does Dr. Rivers get some insight?
4. What does Campbell think about Sassoon?
5. What causes Anderson to almost beat his golfing partner?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Anderson and why is he at the hospital?
2. Who is Wilfred Owen and how does he feel about Sassoon?
3. What does Dr. Brock suggest to Rivers about Sassoon?
4. What happens to Prior at the beginning of Chapter 7 and what does Prior have to say about it?
5. What does Sassoon notice in the taxi and why does he touch his chest?
6. How does Rivers try to convince Sassoon to return to the war?
7. How does Prior look to Rivers in Chapter 8 and what is he doing that earns Rivers' disapproval?
8. Who is suppose to go on the train with Sassoon and why doesn't he?
9. 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?
10. What does Sassoon do after his swim with Graves?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of manipulation and power in Regeneration. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with manipulation and power? Why? What are some symbols of manipulation and power? Symbols of powerlessness? What characters seem powerless?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of war in Regeneration. Why is Britain engaged in a war? What are some symbols of war that occur in the book? Is the war justified?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of death. How does the world of Sassoon's time seem to view death? Who tries to avoid killing? Who seems to kill for frivolous reasons? Who seems afraid of dying? Not afraid? Who meets death gracefully? In resignation? With joy? With fear?
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
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.
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