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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 is the purpose of Dr. Rivers' brother having a chicken farm?
2. What does Dr. Rivers think about Bryce?
3. How does Burns seem to Dr. Rivers?
4. What happens to Madge's unborn baby?
5. Who did Siegfried's father "war"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Burns in Chapter 13?
2. Why is Peter sent to Rivers?
3. How is Willard doing by Chapter 20 and to what does he credit his state?
4. Who gives Rivers a tour of the National Hospital and what does Rivers thinks of that man's treatment methods?
5. What is Rivers doing in Chapter 20 and why?
6. What do Owen and Sassoon do the last time they meet?
7. What does Sarah's mother tell her about romance?
8. How does Sarah feel about Prior when he has not seen her for a week and what does he tell her?
9. What does Rivers try to do for his brother while on leave but what does he end up doing?
10. Where does Rivers stay the first night in London and how does he find his new job?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Dr. Rivers transfers to a hospital in London he works with Dr. Yealland who is experimenting with electro-shock treatments.
1. Do you think physicians should be allowed to experiment on patients? Why or why not?
2. Who do you think should be responsible for the ethical aspects of new treatments for patients? Explain your answer using examples from the book to support your explanation.
3. Throughout history, even in present times, mentally ill patients are judged differently than physically ill patients. Explain, in depth, why you do or do not agree with this statement.
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
Discuss one of the following:
1. Compare Sassoon's feelings about war and his assertion that it is not justified in the case of the First World War, with the ideas many Vietnam draftees expressed.
2. Do you think Sassoon's reaction to war is a common reaction for soldiers? Why or why not?
3. There is an idea that rich, political persons declare war but the common, poor person fights them. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
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