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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author call the useless things that the men carry with them?
(a) Their "treasures."
(b) Their "souvenirs."
(c) Their "crutches."
(d) Their "burdens."

2. How is Joseph Mesnil injured?
(a) A sniper shoots him after he takes out a machine gun.
(b) He intentionally runs into machine gun fire after the battle is over.
(c) One of his grenades explodes early.
(d) He is killed in close combat.

3. What does Paradis do for the old woman that he and the narrator find at the farmhouse?
(a) He shares his food with her.
(b) He helps her repair a hole in her roof.
(c) He polishes a pair of boots for her.
(d) He gathers firewood for her.

4. How does Lamuse return to the trench after helping the sappers?
(a) He runs back, yelling hysterically.
(b) He wanders back, as if by accident.
(c) He is escorted back by military police.
(d) He slinks in, totally depressed.

5. 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 heroes in the people's eyes.
(c) They may all be dead in eight days.
(d) They are fighting to protect the life people enjoy in the city.

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

7. What does the German say about the religious services of both sides?
(a) They are both hypocritical.
(b) They are pointless.
(c) They are different.
(d) They are the same.

8. What does Cocon calculate about the squad?
(a) How many supplies they consumed since formation.
(b) How much weight they carry in total.
(c) How many miles they marched.
(d) How likely they are to survive.

9. When the author says that each poilu "carries his crowd along," what does the "crowd" refer to?
(a) Photographs of family and friends.
(b) Lice, tics, and other bugs.
(c) Trophies, keepsakes, and knickknacks.
(d) Squadmates.

10. Why does Barque suggest that the author might have the characters in his book use "big words" instead of speaking naturally?
(a) To make them seem like better people.
(b) To avoid censorship.
(c) To make the book more sophisticated.
(d) To gloss over the ugliness of war.

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

12. What is unusual about the trench that the men hide in?
(a) It is clean.
(b) It is German.
(c) It is deep.
(d) It is unfinished.

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

14. What injuries has Farfadet sustained when the narrator meets him at the refuge?
(a) He lost both legs.
(b) He suffered burns by chemical gas.
(c) He lost both arms.
(d) He lost one eye, the other is bandaged.

15. How is the Marist brother killed?
(a) By an artillery shell.
(b) By the gunfire of approaching Germans.
(c) By a sniper.
(d) By an insane patient.

Short Answer Questions

1. Near the last stretch of his journey to bring the wounded Joseph to safety, the narrator encounters a wounded man that he compares to which of the following?

2. Who is the "weasel-faced ancient at Gauchin" from the newspaper story?

3. According to Cocon, how many villages has the squad quartered in?

4. What biblical location does the narrator allude to as he carries Joseph to safety?

5. Why does Cpl. Bertrand wake the narrator at 2 a.m.?

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