"All Quiet On The Western Front" (Chap. 4-6) Quiz

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All quiet on the western front was a novel by Erich Maria that was set during world war I. The books shows us the disillusionment that follows the period after the war. Test how much you remember the book by taking up the quiz below. All the best and feel free to re-read the book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Of the following, whom does Paul seem to dislike the most?

    • A.

      Kemmerich

    • B.

      Kat

    • C.

      Tjaden

    • D.

      Himmelstoss

    • E.

      His mother

    Correct Answer
    D. Himmelstoss
    Explanation
    Paul seems to dislike Himmelstoss the most because throughout the novel, Himmelstoss is portrayed as a strict and abusive drill sergeant who enjoys exerting his power over the soldiers. Paul and his comrades resent Himmelstoss for his harsh treatment and lack of empathy. They see him as a symbol of the oppressive and dehumanizing nature of war. Paul even describes Himmelstoss as a "gloomy servant of death" and fantasizes about killing him. This strong animosity towards Himmelstoss indicates that Paul dislikes him more than any of the other options given.

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  • 2. 

    In chapter 5 Paul and Kat kill and cook a _________ in an abandoned hut.

    • A.

      Chicken

    • B.

      Rat

    • C.

      Goose

    • D.

      Cat

    • E.

      Dog

    Correct Answer
    C. Goose
    Explanation
    In chapter 5 of the book, Paul and Kat find an abandoned hut and decide to kill and cook a goose. The choice of a goose as the animal to hunt and cook suggests that they were able to find a larger and more substantial source of food compared to smaller animals like rats or chickens. The inclusion of this detail may also serve to highlight the resourcefulness and survival skills of the characters in the story.

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  • 3. 

    Paul thinks that the finest thing that arose out of the war was…

    • A.

      Advances in medicine.

    • B.

      The acceptance of his nation as a world power.

    • C.

      Comradeship.

    • D.

      That he discarded the foolish ways of youth.

    • E.

      It allowed him to get over his mother’s death.

    Correct Answer
    C. Comradeship.
    Explanation
    Paul believes that the best thing that came out of the war was comradeship. This suggests that Paul values the sense of camaraderie and bond that he formed with his fellow soldiers during the war. He likely experienced a strong connection with his comrades, relying on each other for support, protection, and survival. This sense of comradeship could have been a source of comfort and strength for Paul, helping him endure the hardships and horrors of war.

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  • 4. 

    One of the main themes developed in the first half of the novel is...

    • A.

      The necessity of military discipline.

    • B.

      The destructive horror of war.

    • C.

      The glory of combat.

    • D.

      The intelligence of the military leadership.

    • E.

      The efficiency of modern military technology.

    Correct Answer
    B. The destructive horror of war.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The destructive horror of war." This is evident in the statement "One of the main themes developed in the first half of the novel is..." which suggests that the novel explores different themes. The mention of "destructive horror of war" implies that the novel focuses on the negative aspects and consequences of war, highlighting the devastating effects it has on individuals and society.

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  • 5. 

    During an attack, Paul finds __________ in a dugout, pretending to be wounded.

    • A.

      Kemmerich

    • B.

      Kat

    • C.

      Tjaden

    • D.

      Himmelstoss

    • E.

      Kropp

    Correct Answer
    D. Himmelstoss
    Explanation
    During an attack, Paul finds Himmelstoss in a dugout, pretending to be wounded. This suggests that Himmelstoss, who was previously their strict and authoritarian training instructor, is now trying to avoid the dangers of the front lines by feigning injury. This behavior highlights the hypocrisy and cowardice of Himmelstoss, as he had previously been harsh and unsympathetic towards the soldiers under his command. It also emphasizes the harsh realities and psychological toll of war, as even someone like Himmelstoss is not immune to fear and desperation.

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