The Ghost Road 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 the Marshall-of-the-Ten-Wounds plan to build?

2. What does blowing the conch shell do for the chief's widow?

3. Does Dr. Rivers plan to interfere with Emele's crouching stance?

4. Who does Wansbeck admit to having conversations with?

5. What is the date in Part 2, Chapter 13?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What smell brings Billy joy and why?

3. Describe the responsibilities Billy has amassed, by Part 3, Chapter 15.

4. Describe what happens in Dr. Rivers dream in Part 2, Chapter 12, when the conch shell is blown.

5. Describe Dr. Rivers's response in his feverish dreams to Emele's mourning.

6. What are many of Dr. Rivers's patients seeing in Part 3, Chapter 16?

7. What are some negatives that Billy experiences in Part 2, Chapter 13?

8. Who is Ngea? Describe his death.

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

10. By Part 3, Chapter 16, why is Dr. Rivers one of the few doctors that remain practicing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Tension is a driving force behind The Ghost Road. Analyze the use of tension in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Billy's is clear on what he does not want to do with his life, but less clear on what he does want to do.

1) What does Billy not want to do with his life?

2) What does Billy choose to do instead? How does this choice help him grow as a person? What responsibilities does it offer?

3) What positive character traits develop in Billy, due to this final experience in the war?

Essay Topic 3

World War I motivates everything that happens within The Ghost Road.

1) What are some obvious ways the characters are affected by war? What are more subtle ways?

2) Which character is the most affected by the war? The least?

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