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 does Prior want to return to the war?

2. What do Owens and Sassoon do?

3. Why does Charles Rivers have to kill one of his chickens?

4. What does Sassoon read to Owen?

5. Where does Burns go one night during a storm?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Sassoon do about the medical boards in August?

3. What does Sassoon do about one of Owen's poems?

4. What does Rivers do with Bryce when he returns to Craiglockhart?

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

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

7. How does Sarah feel about Prior when he has not seen her for a week and what does he tell her?

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

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

10. What do Prior and Sarah do at the beginning of Chapter 19?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Regeneration based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if it is a successful novel. Explain your rationale with specific examples.

3. Do you think the fact that Regeneration falls within the genre of historical fiction and/or political protest changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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