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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When the squad's march comes to a halt, there is always a competition for which of the following?
(a) The first watch.
(b) Tobacco.
(c) Place in the food line.
(d) Sleeping space.

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

4. What does the German demand of God?
(a) That he reveal his true name.
(b) That he end his life.
(c) That he stop the shells.
(d) The he spare the men in the refuge their pain.

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

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

7. Overall, how do the men feel about the things they carry with them?
(a) They carry only what their officers force them to.
(b) They resent almost everything they have to carry.
(c) They take great care in the selection and arrangement of carried items.
(d) They don't seem to care at all.

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

9. Who is eager to prove themselves as a new cook?
(a) Poupardin.
(b) Volpatte.
(c) Blaire.
(d) Pépin.

10. The newspaper story says that which of the following was turned up when a civilian's yard was bombed?
(a) German spies.
(b) An illegal wine cellar.
(c) An old graveyard.
(d) A treasure chest.

11. Why don't the men want to get drunk the night before returning to the trenches?
(a) They don't want to be hungover.
(b) Cpl. Bertrand is too strict.
(c) Drinking is forbidden in the ranks.
(d) They need to be alert.

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

13. What biblical location does the narrator allude to as he carries Joseph to safety?
(a) Golgotha.
(b) Gethsemane.
(c) Calvary.
(d) Gehenna.

14. Why does Cpl. Bertrand wake the narrator at 2 a.m.?
(a) To search for a body.
(b) To help bury bodies.
(c) To talk with him.
(d) For guard duty.

15. At the beginning of Chapter 22, how many men from Bertrad's squad survive?
(a) Ten men survive.
(b) Twelve men survive.
(c) Three men survive.
(d) Six men survive.

Short Answer Questions

1. The German in the refuge served as which of the following?

2. What do the two Moroccans want from the men?

3. What does the German say about the religious services of both sides?

4. How does Lamuse find Eudoxie's corpse?

5. The narrator describes the field of corpses being processed as being like which of the following?

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