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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. When Chapter 2 opens, how long has the war been going on?
(a) Three years.
(b) 15 months.
(c) 22 days.
(d) One year.

2. Which soldier besides Lamuse believes the Eudoxie is infatuated with him?
(a) Volpatte.
(b) Paradis.
(c) Farfadet.
(d) Blair.

3. What kind of a structure does the squad occupy during the violent rainstorm in Chapter 11?
(a) A lone tavern.
(b) An abandoned estate.
(c) An old fortress.
(d) A collapsing barn.

4. Why does the old man who speaks to the soldiers leave angry?
(a) The men make fun of his advanced age.
(b) The men find his philosophy amusing.
(c) The men disagree with him about the war.
(d) One of the men tries to cheat him.

5. In general, what opinion do the soldiers have of the local women?
(a) They are prudish.
(b) They are friendly.
(c) They are ugly.
(d) They cook poorly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the other men try to coax Volpatte into sharing his story?

2. What does Fouillade do during the rainstorm?

3. "Trench Tourists" refers to which of the following?

4. What is Labri?

5. What does Volpatte say about the four great rivers of France?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Volpatte's opinion of the phrase, "If we do return"?

3. What do the survivors of Bertrand's squad do while on leave?

4. What are the men's hopes and fears as their last day of leave approaches?

5. How does the squad acquire room and board in Gauchin-l'Abbé?

6. What do Volpatte and Fouillade do between the time they are sent to the shell-hole and the time they are found by their unit?

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

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

9. What religious references does the narrator make while escorting Joseph to safety?

10. In what way is Fouillade similar to the dog, Labri?

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