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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. Shortly after Graves is released from the hospital the second time, he gets married. What month and year does he get married?
(a) December 1918.
(b) December 1919.
(c) January 1919.
(d) January 1918.

2. "Death was denoted as going west, going out of it, or going under." Fussell uses these to show examples of _____.
(a) Allusion.
(b) Euphemism.
(c) Equivocation.
(d) Aliteration.

3. What type of soldiers are considered vulnerable in wartime literature?
(a) Naked soldiers.
(b) Bathing soldiers.
(c) Weak soldiers.
(d) Injured soldiers.

4. Where were there two movements that coincided at the time of the Great War?
(a) France.
(b) Scotland.
(c) Germany.
(d) England.

5. What was the purpose of the attack on Edmund Blunden at Ypres?
(a) Frighten him away.
(b) Injure him.
(c) Kill him.
(d) Haunt him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to some of the new language adapted from the war?

2. In most war literature, men portrayed as homosexual were also what?

3. What was the absence of women for some soldiers?

4. What did the rose mean to many people in England?

5. What Greek god was young male beauty exemplified by?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the two movements that coincided in England at the time the Great War occurred.

2. How are elegies based on the pastoral?

3. How are sheep and shepherds a part of things pastoral and used in literature?

4. Explain the relationship between soldier and officer as written about through poems and writings of the time.

5. What sorts of things are considered pastoral in the literature about the war?

6. How can homosexuality be seen as a problem as a soldier?

7. How is bathing soldiers a part of wartime literature?

8. What are the two reasons Fussell believes the British soldiers have a flair for theatrics?

9. What is Graves "But It Still Goes On" about?

10. Give some examples of how writers associate the military with theater?

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