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

2. Over a period of time, the soldiers became polarized in their _____.
(a) Spending money.
(b) Communication.
(c) Way of life.
(d) Thinking.

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

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

5. What are along the Somme today where the fierce battles were fought?
(a) Residential houses.
(b) Fruit orchards.
(c) Vegetable fields.
(d) Highways.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some rumors fed many _____.

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

3. What did George Sherston refer to his good luck piece as?

4. George Sherston used to carry what as a good luck piece?

5. If it was a quiet day, what did troops do during the day?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Explain some of the rumors about farmers during wartime.

3. What was wrong with the British commander Sir Douglas Haig's war planning?

4. What was the British Line?

5. Compare German trenches to British trenches.

6. Describe Haig's command at the Battle of Somme in March 1918?

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

8. What was the purpose of Siegfried Sassoon's trilogy?

9. Fussell shows an example of a soldier from a book by Stuart Cloete. In Cloete's book, How Young They Died, how does the soldier view time?

10. What is the title of the second volume of Sassoon's trilogy, and what is the second volume about?

(see the answer keys)

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