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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 mentions that some people thought that a certain language was not adequate enough to deal with war. Which language is it?
(a) English.
(b) French.
(c) Spanish.
(d) German.

2. What did the army give soldiers a life not complicated by?
(a) Love.
(b) Fights.
(c) Women.
(d) Sex.

3. What is barbed wire discussed in terms of within English pastoral literature?
(a) Flowers.
(b) Thickets.
(c) Roses.
(d) Gardens.

4. Pilgrim's Progress is mentioned quite a bit with its references and allusions to _____.
(a) Thanksgiving.
(b) Germany.
(c) War.
(d) England.

5. What was the absence of women for some soldiers?
(a) Curse.
(b) Relief.
(c) Problem.
(d) Blessing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Robert Graves meet when he joins the First Battalion?

2. Shortly after Graves is released from the hospital the second time, he gets married. What month and year does he get married?

3. Sheep and shepherds by themselves are not pastoral. What might you add to them to make them pastoral?

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

5. What type of world is a soldier's world in the battlefield?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was "Over There" and why are the sites of World War I and II distant to most Americans?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe Wilfred Owen's writings and his service time in the war.

9. How are flowers and the color red associated with the pastoral?

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

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