Regeneration Test | Final 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. Why is Prior embarrassed?

2. Why is Charles Rivers' cat morose?

3. Who does Sassoon meet at a bar?

4. What does Sassoon realize about Dr. Rivers?

5. About whom does Prior make a derogatory comment?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rivers do that makes the other board members stare at him?

2. What does the board decide to do about Prior in Chapter 18?

3. What happens with Prior and Lumb when they see each other again after a week of not seeing each other?

4. Where does Rivers go on leave and why is that place there for him to visit?

5. What do Owen and Sassoon do the last time they meet?

6. Who gives Rivers a tour of the National Hospital and what does Rivers thinks of that man's treatment methods?

7. Why does Sassoon meet Graves in Chapter 17 and what does he tell Graves?

8. What does Sarah's mother tell her about romance?

9. What does Rivers try to do for his brother while on leave but what does he end up doing?

10. Why does Rivers go to Aldebugh?

Essay Topics

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

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"?

Essay Topic 3

Sassoon, the protagonist was a British soldier in the First World War.

1. Research and write an expository essay about how the First World War begins and ends.

2. Research and write an expository essay about the causes of the tremendous numbers of deaths in the First World War.

3. Compare/Contrast the issues in the First World War compared with the issues in the Second World War.

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