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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why can Eudore's five friends not make it to their real destination?
(a) It is a war-zone.
(b) It turned into an army depot.
(c) The road washed out.
(d) It has been leveled by artillery.

2. How do Volpatte and Fouillade capture the two German soldiers?
(a) They tell the Germans they are scouts for an entire battalion.
(b) The soldiers accidentally fall into their shell hole.
(c) They surprise the soldiers at night.
(d) The Germans came across the lines to surrender.

3. How are Volpatte and Fouillade's positions discovered?
(a) They sing loudly.
(b) They use a signaling mirror.
(c) They send up a flare.
(d) The 204th stumbles across them.

4. What does the arrival of the Moroccan Division mean to the men of Cpl. Bertrand's squad?
(a) An offensive will soon begin.
(b) They will be placed on leave.
(c) High command is unhappy with their part of the front.
(d) An attack by the enemy is expected.

5. What do the narrator and Poterloo do with the three Germans they come across while on their way to Sauchez?
(a) They let them bury their dead.
(b) They take them prisoner.
(c) They kill them on the spot.
(d) They let them go.

Short Answer Questions

1. In their deployment after Gauchin-l'Abbé, what is unusual about all the buildings and equipment?

2. Pépin states that engages should not boast of having served unless they do which of the following?

3. What is Volpatte's condition when he is found?

4. Which of the following was considered an aggravating circumstance in the veteran's case?

5. In Chapter 3, how long do the soldiers have before they get sent back to the front?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the soldiers believe about fraternity, liberty, and equality?

2. How do the men feel about the things they carry?

3. What is the state of the area around the railway station where the squad waits in Chapter 7?

4. How does Volpatte regard his wound? How do the other men regard it?

5. What are some of the predictions made by the invalids?

6. What are the preparations for the offensive on the French side?

7. Where do the men go when the bombardment gets worse? What happens when they get there?

8. What is the "feast of the survivors"?

9. What unusual orders are given to the unit in Chapter 11?

10. In Chapter 1, how do the men know that an offensive is imminent?

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