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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 tell Rivers Sassoon will be doing?
2. What happens to Madge's unborn baby?
3. What does Dr. Rivers' brother contract in the East?
4. Where do Sarah and Madge go?
5. How does Sarah's mother say a woman loves a man?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Rivers do with Bryce when he returns to Craiglockhart?
2. What do Prior and Sarah do at the beginning of Chapter 19?
3. Why does Rivers visit Henry Head and what does Head offer him?
4. Where does Rivers go on leave and why is that place there for him to visit?
5. What happens with Prior and Lumb when they see each other again after a week of not seeing each other?
6. What does Sarah's mother tell her about romance?
7. What does the board decide to do about Prior in Chapter 18?
8. Why does Rivers go to Aldebugh?
9. Where does Rivers stay the first night in London and how does he find his new job?
10. How does Sarah feel about Prior when he has not seen her for a week and what does he tell her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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?
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