A Satire of Circumstance
1. By mid-December 1914, British troops had been fighting on the Continent for how long?
(a) Over three months.
(b) Over five months.
(c) Over seven months.
(d) Over nine months.
2. Fussell begins by quoting a poem by whom?
(a) George Sherston.
(b) Thomas Hardy.
(c) Walt Whitman.
(d) Laurence Binyon.
3. Who does Fussell refer to as the master of spiritual irony?
(a) Thomas Hardy.
(b) George Sherston.
(c) General Sir George Plumer.
(d) Sir Douglas Haig.
4. Fussell refers to the Great War as what?
(a) The most ironic and the most humorous.
(b) The most hideous and the most ironic.
(c) The most hideous and the most outrageous.
(d) The most hideous and the most humorous.
5. The British had failed to do what by Christmas 1915?
(a) Break through German lines.
(b) Win the war.
(c) Win any battles.
(d) Start a piece treaty.
6. At the beginning of World War I, what was the British's biggest problem?
(a) They were ill.
(b) They were badly injured.
(c) They lost their military leader.
(d) They were not prepared.
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