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. Where do Owen and Sassoon meet?

2. What surprises Prior when he sees Sarah in the daylight for the first time?

3. Why does Prior start feeling hostile towards Sarah?

4. What does Prior believe Sarah should do?

5. Where does Dr. Rivers go to visit Burns?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is Rivers doing in Chapter 20 and why?

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

8. What are Sassoon and Owen working on together and what are Owen's plans for his future?

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

10. Why does Rivers visit Henry Head and what does Head offer him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of manipulation and power in Regeneration. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with manipulation and power? Why? What are some symbols of manipulation and power? Symbols of powerlessness? What characters seem powerless?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of war in Regeneration. Why is Britain engaged in a war? What are some symbols of war that occur in the book? Is the war justified?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of death. How does the world of Sassoon's time seem to view death? Who tries to avoid killing? Who seems to kill for frivolous reasons? Who seems afraid of dying? Not afraid? Who meets death gracefully? In resignation? With joy? With fear?

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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