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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 does Dr. Rivers go to visit Burns?
2. Who compliments Owen on his poem?
3. What does Rivers thinks Burns may do in a couple years?
4. What is a first for Sarah and Prior?
5. Why does Charles Rivers have to kill one of his chickens?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sassoon do about the medical boards in August?
2. How does Sarah feel about Prior when he has not seen her for a week and what does he tell her?
3. Why does Sassoon meet Graves in Chapter 17 and what does he tell Graves?
4. What does the board decide to do about Prior in Chapter 18?
5. How is Willard doing by Chapter 20 and to what does he credit his state?
6. What are Sassoon and Owen working on together and what are Owen's plans for his future?
7. What does Rivers try to do for his brother while on leave but what does he end up doing?
8. What is Rivers doing in Chapter 20 and why?
9. Why does Rivers visit Henry Head and what does Head offer him?
10. Who gives Rivers a tour of the National Hospital and what does Rivers thinks of that man's treatment methods?
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
There are a number of interesting questions raised by this book. Questions that most likely Barker wanted the readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:
1. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the author's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Barker's probable agenda concerning that idea.
2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?
3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?
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.
This section contains 820 words
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