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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. When Robert Graves enters the military, where is he first stationed?
(a) Laventie.
(b) Bethune.
(c) No answers are correct.
(d) Somme.

2. Sheep and shepherds by themselves are not pastoral. What might you add to them to make them pastoral?
(a) Birds.
(b) Songs.
(c) Gardens.
(d) Flowers.

3. What do some writers like George Adam's associate the military with?
(a) Myth.
(b) Ritual.
(c) Theater.
(d) Literature.

4. What type of flower is associated with the pastoral?
(a) Daisies.
(b) Petunias
(c) Wildflowers.
(d) Poppies.

5. Pastoral allusion is good in getting across what point?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Irony.
(c) Imagination.
(d) Creativity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are referred to as shepherds tending to their sheep?

2. Who are the two main characters of "But It Still Goes On?"

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

4. What author writes showing the use of an elegy based on the pastoral?

5. "Death was denoted as going west, going out of it, or going under." Fussell uses these to show examples of _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. In relation to love, explain the soldier's world in the battlefield?

2. Describe Robert Graves military life in his book, Goodbye to All That.

3. Describe the way Fussell uses euphemisms to describe various things.

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

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

6. How are elegies based on the pastoral?

7. How have gardens always been an important factor in English literature and the word pastoral applies to war literature?

8. What types of Anglicized and pet names did the troops make for cities and places?

9. In Anthony Burgess' book The Wanting Seed, the main character is Tristram Fox, who is in the military and decides the war is a farce and a fake. What happens when Tristram serves on the front line?

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

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