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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 was the last line of the trenches referred to as?
(a) Last line.
(b) Support line.
(c) Front line.
(d) Reserve line.

2. Fussell mentions that an author writes about the German person in the trenches prior to wartime. Who is it?
(a) George Coppard.
(b) Henry Williams.
(c) George Sherston.
(d) Siegfried Sassoon.

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

4. During World War II, where did many soldiers fight from?
(a) Close to home.
(b) On another continent.
(c) In another country.
(d) Far from home.

5. What color are the Germans usually described in by soldiers who spent long periods of time in the trenches?
(a) Blue.
(b) Black.
(c) Brown.
(d) Grey.

Short Answer Questions

1. Writers during the war chose to write about what as a popular topic?

2. What are the prolonged implications from soldiers forced in the trenches for a long period of time?

3. Some rumors fed many _____.

4. Where were there trenches buried underground for about four hundred miles?

5. According to this crucifixion story, who stood around until this soldier died?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the story of the Crucified Canadian?

3. How did various authors bring in the topic of the sunrise and sunset in reference to the war?

4. 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?

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

6. What was the British's army biggest problem?

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

8. What happens to soldiers when they spend a lot of time in the trenches during war time?

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

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

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