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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. Where does Dr. Rivers go on leave?
3. Why is Charles Rivers' cat morose?
4. Who does Sassoon meet at a bar?
5. What classes did Rivers' father used to teach?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Burns in Chapter 13?
2. Why does Rivers visit Henry Head and what does Head offer him?
3. What is Rivers doing in Chapter 20 and why?
4. Who gives Rivers a tour of the National Hospital and what does Rivers thinks of that man's treatment methods?
5. What does Rivers do that makes the other board members stare at him?
6. What are Sassoon and Owen working on together and what are Owen's plans for his future?
7. Why is Peter sent to Rivers?
8. Where does Rivers go on leave and why is that place there for him to visit?
9. Why does Sassoon meet Graves in Chapter 17 and what does he tell Graves?
10. What does Sarah find out about Madge at work?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
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?
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