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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Fussell makes reference that some people thought the direction the farmers were plowing was an indication of _____.
(a) No answers are correct.
(b) Treasure.
(c) Wind.
(d) Troops.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his writing, Hardy captures the fact he could hear _____ across the Channel?

2. The British had failed to do what by Christmas 1915?

3. In total, about how many miles of trenches were built around an area and used around the winter of 1914?

4. By the end of 1917, which country had withdrawn from the war due to the Bolshevik Revolution?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What has happened to the area by the Somme River where a fierce battle in the war took place?

2. What was the paradox for many soldiers fighting in World War II?

3. Rumors of most wars concern deserters. What do these rumors say?

4. What is the myth of the ruined basilica with a statue of the Virgin and Child on top in Albert, France?

5. What three things happened in November 1918 when the Allies broke through the German lines with their counterattack?

6. How does George Sherston use the sky within his writings?

7. What was the difference between British commanders General Sir George Plumer and Sir Douglas Haig?

8. Fussell uses a variety of works by Sigfried Sassoon that he discusses in the book. What is the title of the first volume of Sassoon's trilogy, and what is the first volume about?

9. What is the title of the third and final volume of the trilogy by Siegfried Sassoon, and what is the third volume about?

10. What is the relationship between the officers and the soldiers?

(see the answer keys)

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