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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 is Rivers headed?
2. Where were the "fathers" in the dedication?
3. What upsets Prior in Chapter 18?
4. What classes did Rivers' father used to teach?
5. What does Sarah's mother think Prior wants with Sarah?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sassoon do about the medical boards in August?
2. What happens to Burns in Chapter 13?
3. What is Rivers doing in Chapter 20 and why?
4. What does Rivers try to do for his brother while on leave but what does he end up doing?
5. What happens with Prior and Lumb when they see each other again after a week of not seeing each other?
6. Why is Rivers given three weeks leave by Dr. Bryce?
7. What does Sarah's mother tell her about romance?
8. What are Sassoon and Owen working on together and what are Owen's plans for his future?
9. Where does Rivers stay the first night in London and how does he find his new job?
10. What do Prior and Sarah do at the beginning of Chapter 19?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Oftentimes, a book is more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think Regeneration is? Explain your response.
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
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.
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