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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the men prevent their cleaned rifles from being stolen by lazy or dishonest soldiers?
(a) They keep watch in pairs.
(b) They disassemble the rifles.
(c) They sleep with their rifles under them.
(d) They put an identifying mark on them.

2. What is the author's opinion about what the characters will say in his book?
(a) He hates not being allowed to accurately portray soldiers.
(b) He never thought about it.
(c) He doesn't think it is important.
(d) He is worried about getting the tone right.

3. Paradis insists that he and the narrator leave the farmhouse before what happens?
(a) The sun rises.
(b) The regiment's curfew begins.
(c) The old woman's daughter returns.
(d) Muster is called.

4. While they are on leave, what does Volpatte remind the rest of the squad of?
(a) They will all become civilians again later.
(b) They are fighting to protect the life people enjoy in the city.
(c) They are heroes in the people's eyes.
(d) They may all be dead in eight days.

5. In Chapter 15, when the men run low on supplies, what does Triloir share with the rest of the squad?
(a) A flask of whisky.
(b) A petrol lighter.
(c) A roasted chicken.
(d) A pack of crackers.

6. What unusual preparation does Bertrand make for the offensive?
(a) He makes strange marks on the trench's walls with chalk.
(b) He reads a meaningless passage from Leviticus to the men.
(c) He attaches knives to certain soldier's greatcoats.
(d) He takes a single bullet from each man's supplies.

7. What are the "Zouaves' Cells"?
(a) Groups of spies.
(b) Shelters.
(c) Special artillery shells.
(d) Forward trenches.

8. What does Volpatte say about the state of France?
(a) It can never be defeated.
(b) There are two Frances, and there are too many on the happy side.
(c) It has not changed since the revolution, and will never change.
(d) It is bound to fall apart.

9. How does Lamuse react to seeing Eudoxie's body?
(a) He flies into a rage.
(b) He immediately breaks down in shock.
(c) He hugs her.
(d) He vomits.

10. How is the refuge destroyed?
(a) It collapses without warning.
(b) The Germans set fire to it.
(c) By an artillery shell.
(d) The retreating French blow it up.

11. In Chapter 15, one squad in the regiment is rumored to have made a meal out of what?
(a) Rats.
(b) A stray cat.
(c) Labri.
(d) Crows.

12. How do the men respond when asked to describe life on the front?
(a) They embellish its hardships.
(b) They make up heroic stories about themselves.
(c) They lie, underplaying its horrors.
(d) They describe the situation honestly.

13. What irritates the men the most about the shirkers?
(a) They try to act like comrades to real soldiers.
(b) They wear their uniforms in the safety of the city.
(c) They brag of their exploits.
(d) They have better wages.

14. What do the men think of all of the things that the army issues them?
(a) They are plain and lack elegance.
(b) They are useless, but look good.
(c) They are ugly and of low quality.
(d) They are ugly, but effective.

15. The German in the refuge served as which of the following?
(a) An officer.
(b) A sapper.
(c) An aviator.
(d) A sniper.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the men note about the commandant?

2. During the offensive, when does the squad come under fire?

3. How do the narrator and the others find Bertrand's body?

4. The Marist brother, mentioned early in the book, is seen serving what role in the hospital?

5. While on leave, the men see a poster in a store's window display which depicts which of the following?

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