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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. In many instances for soldiers in battle, the mind imagines what to be larger than life?
(a) Returning home.
(b) Victory.
(c) Defeat.
(d) The enemy.

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

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

6. What was the title of the poem that spoke of the symbolization for the colors for hospitalization and injury?
(a) Trauma.
(b) E.R.
(c) Tricolor.
(d) Injured.

7. Who is the author of the poem that spoke of symbolism for the colors for hospitalization and injury?
(a) George Sherston
(b) R.W.M.
(c) Stuart Cloete.
(d) Siegfried Sassoon.

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

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

10. How long in 1916 did the British commander prepare his troops for the battle against the Germans?
(a) First six months.
(b) First six months.
(c) Last six months.
(d) Last five months.

11. Who is the main character in the book Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, the book that Fussell uses for discussion?
(a) Evelyn Waugh.
(b) Stuart Cloete.
(c) Siegfried Sassoon.
(d) George Sherston.

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

13. According to the British commander, what was obvious to him throughout the first part of the war?
(a) They needed a better attack plan.
(b) They needed men to enlist.
(c) They needed a stronger army.
(d) They needed more army members.

14. This rumor also stated that this German person was wearing _____.
(a) Soft cap.
(b) Hardhats.
(c) Steel helmets.
(d) No answers are correct.

15. The last of the volumes of Siegfried Sassoon's works is called _____.
(a) Siegfried's Travel.
(b) Siegfried's Journey.
(c) Siegfried's Life.
(d) Siegfried's Journey Through Life.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Fussell, what has been affected by time and war?

2. What did the British commander think the 1916 battle against Germany would do?

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

4. What trench was the shallowest and used to advance a position?

5. During war time, what was censored?

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