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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, in what year was George Sherson's best friend shot at the front?
(a) 1925.
(b) 1920.
(c) 1915.
(d) 1910.

2. One store that had a gift assortment that could be sent to men at the front was _____.
(a) JC Penney.
(b) Sears.
(c) Macy's.
(d) Harrods.

3. Rumors of war have what type of effect?
(a) Social.
(b) Psychological.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) Emotional.

4. Fussell refers to the Great War as what?
(a) The most hideous and the most ironic.
(b) The most hideous and the most humorous.
(c) The most hideous and the most outrageous.
(d) The most ironic and the most humorous.

5. What month and year did America enter World War I?
(a) May 1917.
(b) April 1917.
(c) March 1918.
(d) April 1918.

6. Who does Fussell refer to as the master of spiritual irony?
(a) General Sir George Plumer.
(b) Thomas Hardy.
(c) George Sherston.
(d) Sir Douglas Haig.

7. What did the British commander think the 1916 battle against Germany would do?
(a) Defeat German forces.
(b) Weaken British forces.
(c) Bring an end to the war.
(d) Strengthen British forces.

8. By the end of 1917, Germany had shifted their troops in what direction?
(a) Western Front.
(b) Northern Front.
(c) Southern Front.
(d) Eastern Front.

9. Where did this battle the British commander was preparing for against the Germans take place?
(a) Somme.
(b) Britian.
(c) Germany.
(d) Atlantic.

10. When soldiers wrote letters home, they were not always _____.
(a) Honest.
(b) Respectful when writing about others.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) Candid.

11. In his writing, Hardy captures the fact he could hear _____ across the Channel?
(a) Gunfire.
(b) Bombs.
(c) Airplanes.
(d) Explosions.

12. What author does Fussell mention in representing the idea of crucifixion?
(a) Sigfried Sassoon.
(b) Robert Nichol.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) Wilfred Owen.

13. Altogether, the Sassoon trilogy makes what type of point to the reader?
(a) Logical.
(b) Moral.
(c) Pyschological.
(d) Social.

14. According to the crucifixion story, what was the soldier crucified to?
(a) Tree.
(b) Pole.
(c) Fence.
(d) Board.

15. According to Fussell, what has been affected by time and war?
(a) Literature.
(b) Peace.
(c) Innocence.
(d) Language.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what month was the peace armistice signed for World War I?

2. Some German trenches included what special features?

3. What color are the Germans usually described in by soldiers who spent long periods of time in the trenches?

4. What colors came to symbolize injury and hospitalization?

5. What is the second part of the trilogy concerned with?

(see the answer keys)

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