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 Sarah and Madge go?

2. What is Owen's poem about?

3. What does Dr. Rivers think about Bryce?

4. Who does Sassoon meet at a bar?

5. What do Owens and Sassoon do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why is Rivers given three weeks leave by Dr. Bryce?

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

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

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

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

9. What does Sarah find out about Madge at work?

10. Why does Rivers go to Aldebugh?

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

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

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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