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. What does Sassoon hear that wakes him?

2. What do Owens and Sassoon do?

3. What does Sassoon have when he meets with Owen?

4. What does Sassoon read to Owen?

5. What does Prior think about Sarah?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Sassoon meet Graves in Chapter 17 and what does he tell Graves?

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

3. Why is Peter sent to Rivers?

4. What does Rivers do that makes the other board members stare at him?

5. What happens with Prior and Lumb when they see each other again after a week of not seeing each other?

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

7. How is Willard doing by Chapter 20 and to what does he credit his state?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Oftentimes, a book is more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Regeneration is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

1. What is courage? It is defined in the dictionary as: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. How is courage demonstrated? Given what you have seen of Sassoon, why would one call him courageous? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Discuss two situations, one during a situation like Sassoon is involved in Regeneration, and one during an ordinary event, in which a great deal of courage would be needed to endure the situations.

3. Discuss the two sides to the following: Courage can be learned. One is either born with courage or not.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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