Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Lamuse is described with what seemingly contradictory label?
2. Chapter 7 begins with the squad waiting where as they prepare for redeployment?
3. Why were the executed veteran's accomplices sentenced to life in prison and not executed?
4. What is Gauchin-l'AbbÃ©?
5. "Trench Tourists" refers to which of the following?
Short Essay Questions
1. What problem do Blaire and the other face in Chapter 18, "A box of matches", and how do they solve it?
2. What happened to Joseph's brother, and how is his body found?
3. How do the civilian's perceptions of the war differ from the soldier's experiences?
4. What do the men believe about 77mm shells, despite evidence to the contrary?
5. During his six-day leave, how much time is Eudore able to share with his wife?
6. How does Volpatte regard his wound? How do the other men regard it?
7. How does the author feel about the speech of the characters in the book he is writing?
8. What is meant by the phrase that each poilu "carries his crowd along"?
9. Briefly summarize Cocon's description of the organization of the forces present near the railway station.
10. What does the narrator overhear the Legionnaires talking about? What are they planning, and why?
Corporal Bertrand is the aloof leader of the narrator's squad. The men respect his leadership, and he clearly is capable, most of his men having earned medals for their exploits.
Part 1) Describe Cpl. Bertrand as a character. What are his major character traits? What sets him apart, other than his rank, from the other members of the squad?
Part 2) What evidence suggests that Cpl. Bertrand is a capable leader? How does he earn the loyalty of the men who serve under his command?
Part 3) Explain, using examples from the book, what Cpl. Bertrand's leadership style is like in action. How does this contribute to the functioning of the squad?
Eudoxie is a major character, although her time in the story is brief. She affects many characters and their interactions with her illuminate many details about these individuals.
Part 1) Who is Eudoxie? Where does she come from? What is unusual about her? Why is she frequently seen in seemingly dangerous areas near the front?
Part 2) Describe the effects that Eudoxie has on some of the men of the squad.
Part 3) Explain Eudoxie's purpose as a character. What does she represent, and what themes does her character relate to or affect?
This novel is alleged to be semi auto-biographical, and there are strong hints that the narrator of the story is the author. Still, little is revealed about the narrator, although it is clear that he is not like the other men of the squad.
Part 1) Describe as many details about the narrator as possible. What are his personality traits? What is his background and history?
Part 2) Explain what sets the narrator apart from the other men of the squad. How is he different in speech, action, and thought? What does this say about his character?
Part 3) What evidence exists to suggest that the author and narrator are the same person? Is there any evidence to the contrary? What is the author's intent in this regard?
Part 4) Describe the literary intent of suggesting, but never confirming, that the narrator is the author.
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