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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. Barque is described as being which of the following?
(a) A leader.
(b) A trickster.
(c) A rebel.
(d) A sage.

2. Where does Volpatte overhear the gossip of the gentlemen at the depot?
(a) At a tavern in town.
(b) On the radio.
(c) In an officer's social hall.
(d) From the kitchen, where he is helping.

3. The characters introduced in Chapter 2 are part of what type of squad?
(a) A front-line squad.
(b) A reserve squad.
(c) An engineering squad.
(d) A medical squad.

4. How is Farfadet "saved"?
(a) Eudoxie kisses him.
(b) He is baptized in the church.
(c) He is sent to become a typist.
(d) The mortar that lands near him is a dud.

5. Tirette is best described as which of the following?
(a) A card-sharp.
(b) A joker.
(c) A thug.
(d) An actor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the gentlemen of the depot take care to avoid Volpatte?

2. According to Cocon, how many divisions comprise a corps?

3. What do the narrator and Poterloo do with the three Germans they come across while on their way to Sauchez?

4. What does Lamuse believe about Eudoxie?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is meant by the phrase that each poilu "carries his crowd along"?

2. What happens when the refuge is shelled by artillery?

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

4. How do the invalids in the sanatorium learn of the war?

5. What are some of the reasons that the men at the depot use to explain why they are not fighting?

6. What is the general psychological state of the men of Cpl. Bertrand's squad?

7. How does Paradis's mood change throughout Chapter 16?

8. Describe the encounter that the narrator and Paradis have with the four German soldiers.

9. How prepared are the men for a gas attack?

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

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