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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 does Sarah's mother think Prior wants with Sarah?
2. What does Sarah's mother say happens in a condom factory?
3. Who is Sassoon on his way to see at the end of Chapter 18?
4. What is Dr. Rivers doing in Chapter 20?
5. What does Dr. Rivers' brother contract in the East?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Sassoon meet Graves in Chapter 17 and what does he tell Graves?
2. What do Owen and Sassoon do the last time they meet?
3. What does Rivers do that makes the other board members stare at him?
4. What does Rivers try to do for his brother while on leave but what does he end up doing?
5. What does Sassoon do about the medical boards in August?
6. Why does Rivers visit Henry Head and what does Head offer him?
7. How is Willard doing by Chapter 20 and to what does he credit his state?
8. Why does Rivers go to Aldebugh?
9. Why is Rivers given three weeks leave by Dr. Bryce?
10. What does Sarah's mother tell her about romance?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sassoon has decided not to fight in the war any longer. Some would see this as a rejection of his country's needs. Discuss on of the following:
Discuss one of the following:
1. What does patriotism mean to me? Use examples from Regeneration to support your answer.
2. Class discussion. What is patriotism? What are the advantages of a country whose citizens feel highly patriotic? What are the disadvantages? What happens when patriots become zealots? Should patriotism be expected of its citizens by any country? Why or why not?
3. How do the characters in Regeneration demonstrate their patriotism? Use examples from Regeneration to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Regeneration is the first book in a trilogy involving Sassoon, Rivers and others. Discuss the following.
1. What are two advantages of writing several novels about the same characters? Use examples.
2. What are two disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
3. Do you prefer to read a stand-alone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.
4. Do you think it is easier or more difficult (or about the same) to write a stand-alone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 3
In Regeneration, it is hard to know who is the "good" guy versus the "bad" guy. Discuss one of the following:
1. Name two groups/factions/individuals who are untrustworthy and analyze their actions and impact upon the plot throughout Regeneration. How far into the book does it take to separate the untrustworthy from those who can be trusted?
2. Name two groups/factions/individuals who are trustworthy and analyze their actions and impact upon the plot throughout Regeneration.
3. Are there some characters who can be trustworthy at times and not trustworthy at other times? Who? Why do they vacillate?
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