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. Dr. Rivers hears a girl meets for sex with how many boys?

2. Where does Dr. Rivers dream of in Part 3, Chapter 14?

3. What do the officers order the troops not to believe in?

4. Billy's living conditions in Part 2, Chapter 11 are in what condition?

5. In Part 2, Chapter 11, how do the enlisted men spend their mornings?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Ngea? Describe his death.

2. What is a gas captain and who performs the duty?

3. After Ngea's seance, what is left on Dr. Rivers's pillow? What does it signify?

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

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

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

7. What is ironic about Billy's death?

8. What provokes Dr. Rivers's dreams of Njiru?

9. In Part 3, Chapter 14, what does the spirit of Ngea do in is Dr. Rivers's dream?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Billy's mental health is a topic of conversation throughout The Ghost Road.

1) Why is Billy put into Craiglockhart?

2) What is his experience there? What is his relationship with Dr. Rivers?

3) Does Billy suffer from mental health issues when he returns to war? What are they?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the role of responsibility and how it affects the characters is The Ghost Road.

1) Who does Dr. Rivers feel responsible for? Why?

2) How does Billy's sense of responsibility grow and develop throughout the novel?

3) What is the war responsible for?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the use of irony in The Ghost Road, citing additional examples from the text.

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