The Forever War 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 does Mandella see the blinking light?

2. What do the troops have to do if they see someone coming?

3. What city do Marygay and Mandella decide to visit first?

4. Why does Mandella order his troops to the surface?

5. What kind of store does Mandella go to?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the happy pill help Mandella when his ship is attacked?

2. What was the Pacifist Movement?

3. How does the woman at the farmhouse react to Mandella's presence in Chapter 10, Part 2?

4. How does the army recruit in modern society in Chapter 2, Part 3?

5. Summarize The Forever War story.

6. Why can the hospital not help Mandella's mother in Chapter 11, Part 2?

7. What is the happy pill?

8. What problems do Mandella and Moore identify when they explore the ship?

9. What do Marygay and Mandella decide on the phone in Chapter 9, Part 2?

10. Why does Diane think it will be a bad idea if Mandella kills Graubard?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Haldeman's life. In what way do you think his life and personality are reflected in the book?

Essay Topic 2

The Forever War was made into a series of graphic novels. How different are the graphic novels from the book in terms of the following:

1) Themes

2) Setting

3) Character

Essay Topic 3

The Forever War is a famous book which has greatly influenced science fiction. Choose a book written after the Forever War that you think was influenced by the novel and discuss there similarities in terms of

a) plot

b) character

c) themes.

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