Regeneration Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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

In Regeneration, it is hard to know who is the "good" guy versus the "bad" guy. Discuss one of the following:

1. Name two groups/factions/individuals who are untrustworthy and analyze their actions and impact upon the plot throughout Regeneration. How far into the book does it take to separate the untrustworthy from those who can be trusted?

2. Name two groups/factions/individuals who are trustworthy and analyze their actions and impact upon the plot throughout Regeneration.

3. Are there some characters who can be trustworthy at times and not trustworthy at other times? Who? Why do they vacillate?

Essay Topic 2

1. What is courage? It is defined in the dictionary as: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. How is courage demonstrated? Given what you have seen of Sassoon, why would one call him courageous? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Discuss two situations, one during a situation like Sassoon is involved in Regeneration, and one during an ordinary event, in which a great deal of courage would be needed to endure the situations.

3. Discuss the two sides to the following: Courage can be learned. One is either born with courage or not.

Essay Topic 3

Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and both Sassoon and Rivers are no exceptions.

1. Trace and analyze situations when Sassoon and Rivers each demonstrates his admirable traits. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.

2. Trace and analyze both Sassoon and Rivers' character flaws, and explain how the flaws create more complex and believable characters. How do you think either man's character flaws make some situations more difficult for him?

3. After analyzing each man's strengths and weaknesses, decide if each man is an appropriate "hero" of the story. Is there anyone else who might be a more admirable "hero"?

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