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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What irritates the men the most about the shirkers?
(a) They wear their uniforms in the safety of the city.
(b) They have better wages.
(c) They brag of their exploits.
(d) They try to act like comrades to real soldiers.
2. At the end of Chapter 14, what does the narrator dream of?
(a) His hometown.
(b) A great, unknown light.
(c) The chickens in Gauchin-l'Abbé.
(d) The front.
3. The narrator describes the field of corpses being processed as being like which of the following?
(a) A charnel house.
(c) A devil's feast.
(d) An abattoir.
4. What was the purpose of the patrol that Lamuse, Barque, Biquet, and Eudore died on?
(a) To clear out an international trench.
(b) To clear an area of mines.
(c) To locate new supplies.
(d) To find a German listening post.
5. Why does Cpl. Bertrand wake the narrator at 2 a.m.?
(a) To help bury bodies.
(b) To talk with him.
(c) To search for a body.
(d) For guard duty.
6. The Marist brother, mentioned early in the book, is seen serving what role in the hospital?
(c) Red Cross sergeant.
7. How do the narrator and the others find Bertrand's body?
(a) In several pieces.
(b) Stretched out like a cross.
(c) Grotesquely bloated.
(d) Partially severed at the waist.
8. What biblical location does the narrator allude to as he carries Joseph to safety?
9. What does the German demand of God?
(a) That he end his life.
(b) That he reveal his true name.
(c) That he stop the shells.
(d) The he spare the men in the refuge their pain.
10. What happens to some of the rats that eat the corpses on the battlefield?
(a) They are caught and eaten by hungry soldiers.
(b) They die of poisoning.
(c) They are shot by the soldiers.
(d) They fight over corpses and kill each other.
11. What do the men take from the German sentry they kill?
(b) His helmet.
(d) A rifle.
12. What is an international trench?
(a) A trench built by multiple allied nations.
(b) A trench containing troops from different allied nations.
(c) A trench with parts occupied by opposing forces.
(d) A trench built in no-man's land.
13. What hazard do the men face even after they reach the relative safety of the heights?
(b) Barrage fire.
(c) Machine gun fire.
14. What does Bertrand say about prophecies?
(a) He doubts them, but always sees them come true.
(b) He despises them.
(c) He fervently believes in them.
(d) He once kidded about believing in them.
15. Who is the "weasel-faced ancient at Gauchin" from the newspaper story?
(a) Cpl. Bertrand.
(b) The Marist brother.
(c) The Commandant.
(d) The old treasure hunting man the squad met earlier.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Joseph Mesnil go into "no man's land"?
2. In Chapter 15, one squad in the regiment is rumored to have made a meal out of what?
3. What unusual preparation does Bertrand make for the offensive?
4. Overall, how do the men feel about the things they carry with them?
5. What interests Volpatte the most while the men are on leave?
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