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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The farmers who continued to work their fields behind the lines were surrounded by what?
(a) Troops.
(b) Guards.
(c) Rumors.
(d) Fences.

3. What services continued during the war to make the soldiers feel very close to home?
(a) Magazine subscriptions.
(b) Mail service.
(c) Newspaper delivery.
(d) All answers are correct.

4. Who is the author of the story "How Young They Died;" referred to in The Great War and Modern Memory?
(a) George Sherston.
(b) Siegfried Sassoon.
(c) Laurence Binyon.
(d) Stuart Cloete.

5. What did George Sherston refer to his good luck piece as?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) Pocket dawn.
(c) Pocket sunset.
(d) Pocket sunrise.

6. In Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man where is the main character in autumn of 1914?
(a) Reserve Line.
(b) Front Line.
(c) Cavalry.
(d) Firing Line.

7. At the beginning of World War I, what was the British's biggest problem?
(a) They lost their military leader.
(b) They were badly injured.
(c) They were not prepared.
(d) They were ill.

8. How many men lost their lives in World War I?
(a) Ten million.
(b) Nine million.
(c) Eight million.
(d) Eight and a half million.

9. By mid-December 1914, British troops had been fighting on the Continent for how long?
(a) Over nine months.
(b) Over seven months.
(c) Over three months.
(d) Over five months.

10. Fussell begins by quoting a poem by whom?
(a) Laurence Binyon.
(b) George Sherston.
(c) Walt Whitman.
(d) Thomas Hardy.

11. What year was the last of Siegfried Sassoon's volumes published?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1940.
(c) 1945.
(d) 1950.

12. Specifically stated in the story, the troops in the trenches felt how?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Officers didn't care about them.
(c) Officers disrespected them.
(d) Officers didn't know what was happening on the front line.

13. A rumor was that Germany had someone in the trenches prior to wartime. Who was it?
(a) Civilian.
(b) Doctor.
(c) Officer.
(d) Soldier.

14. What are the prolonged implications from soldiers forced in the trenches for a long period of time?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Psychological.
(c) Social.
(d) Political.

15. What trench type was four to six feet wide and six to eight feet deep?
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) Communication trench.
(c) Firing trench.
(d) Sap.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, in what year was George Sherson's best friend shot at the front?

2. According to Fussell, personalities change as people are exposed to _____.

3. What is the title of the final volume of the trilogy?

4. Rumors of war have what type of effect?

5. The writer George Sherston uses the sky to describe _____.

(see the answer keys)

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