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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the purpose of the patrol that Lamuse, Barque, Biquet, and Eudore died on?
(a) To locate new supplies.
(b) To clear an area of mines.
(c) To find a German listening post.
(d) To clear out an international trench.

2. What hazard do the men face even after they reach the relative safety of the heights?
(a) Barrage fire.
(b) Artillery.
(c) Machine gun fire.
(d) Snipers.

3. Why can Blaire, Poupardin, and Pépin not cook their meat?
(a) There is no firewood.
(b) They are not allowed to start a fire.
(c) They have no way to light a fire.
(d) There is no cooking equipment.

4. 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?
(a) A screaming tree.
(b) A poorly butchered animal.
(c) A pool of misery.
(d) A writhing mess.

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

6. 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.

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

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

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

10. What other bloody battle does the narrator recall while escorting Joseph to safety?
(a) Versailles.
(b) Verdun.
(c) The Ardennes.
(d) Benthoval Wood.

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

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

13. Where are the survivors of Bertrand's squad sent for their leave?
(a) Le Havre.
(b) Strasbourg.
(c) Calais.
(d) Paris.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the men note about the commandant?

2. How is the refuge destroyed?

3. What happens to some of the rats that eat the corpses on the battlefield?

4. What does Volpatte say about the state of France?

5. When the author says that each poilu "carries his crowd along," what does the "crowd" refer to?

(see the answer keys)

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