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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 Sassoon do when he arrives at the steps into the hospital?

2. Who is Henry Head?

3. Why does Rivers reassign Broadbent?

4. What does Williard believe about himself?

5. Who is giving Dr. Rivers difficulty?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Prior that sent him to the hospital?

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

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

4. How does Prior look to Rivers in Chapter 8 and what is he doing that earns Rivers' disapproval?

5. How does Rivers try to convince Sassoon to return to the war?

6. What happens to Burns in Chapter 2 and what is Rivers' response?

7. What happens in Chapter 3 when Graves arrives at the hospital?

8. What does Prior describe to Rivers in Chapter 8?

9. What does Sassoon do after his swim with Graves?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

War is one of the most common occurrences in the history of humankind. Discuss one of the following:

1. Analyze how Sassoon feels about WWI. Are his feelings typical of others in the book? Are his beliefs about the war justifiable? Explain with examples.

2. Does your belief about WWI change as you read this book? What about your beliefs about war in general? Explain with examples from the text and your own experience.

3. Many resources throughout the ages have been used in the pursuit of war-related activities. Does the war in this book justify the loss of life and resources? Why or why not? Does any war justify the same?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Compare/contrast Sassoon to Rivers. How are they alike? How are they different? Do you think their differences are mainly due to their different positions? Why or why not?

2. Compare/contrast Sasson to Prior. How are they alike? How are they different? How do their "world views" differ? Do you think the difference between their class affects who they are?

3. Compare/contrast Rivers to Yealland. How are they alike? How are they different? Who is more likeable? Approachable? Compassionate? Intellectual?

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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