The Ghost Road Test | Mid-Book 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. Why is Dr. Rivers worried Catherine's childhood?

2. How long does it take for feeling to return to Moffet's legs?

3. What happens to the officers in mid-September?

4. What does Ian Moffet suffer from?

5. When was Dr. Rivers scared of scissors as a boy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is with Hallett during his death?

2. Based on Billy's diary, describe a typical day in France for Billy.

3. Why is Billy reminded of Craiglockhart in Part 3, Chapter 15?

4. How long must Ngea's widow remain in mourning and what does the mourning entail?

5. Describe Dr. Rivers's childhood.

6. Describe the meeting between Elinor and Billy.

7. What is unique about Billy's sexual conquest in Part 3, Chapter 17 and what worries him after?

8. Explain the health problem Wansbeck suffers from.

9. Describe the character of Billy.

10. Describe Billy's last night in London.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Citing examples from the text, create an argument for or against the following statement:

"Through death, Billy received his comeuppance for not appreciating his life."

Essay Topic 2

Billy's attitude towards life eventually leads to his death.

1) Why does Billy want to return to France?

2) How does Billy feel about life in the beginning of The Ghost Road? By the end?

3) Does Billy regret his decision to return to war?

Essay Topic 3

The weather serves as a constant backdrop within The Ghost Road. Analyze the weather and its various developments in the novel.

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