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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. Before World War I, how many years had it been since Britian was engaged in a major war?
(a) One hundred fifty years.
(b) Two hundred years.
(c) Fifty years.
(d) One hundred years.

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

3. If it was a quiet day, what did troops do during the day?
(a) Wrote letters.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Made repairs to equipment and trenches.
(d) Relaxed.

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

5. The British had failed to do what by Christmas 1915?
(a) Win any battles.
(b) Win the war.
(c) Break through German lines.
(d) Start a piece treaty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What colors came to symbolize injury and hospitalization?

2. Fussell refers to the Great War as what?

3. What author does Fussell mention in representing the idea of crucifixion?

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

5. How many men lost their lives in World War I?

Short Essay Questions

1. Name some assumptions made by the British on entering the war?

2. What happened to the trenches when the wars ended?

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

4. Explain the story of the Crucified Canadian?

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

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

7. What types of rumors and myths surrounded the number three?

8. Fussell uses and quotes Thomas Hardy. Fussell begins by quoting a Thomas Hardy poem. Why does Fussell quote Hardy about the war?

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

10. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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