Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Imagery POEM - Meet in A4, E2 closed, no electricity

Have fun creating your POEMS; after our classwork - you should already have a draft.
This assignment is due as soon as you walk into class. I will exhibit poems.
Folks who finish early can type their poems. [see you in A4]

Fall Final 2008 AQWF - review questions...

-Most of the German soldier's food is made out of
-Why did Tjaden hate Himmelstoss?
-Who was the best at finding food?
-The weapon of choice in a charge is a
-Why is Paul willing to forgive Himmelstoss?
-What is wrong with Paul's mom?
-What is Paul's favorite food?
-What happens to Kantorek (the boy's high school teacher)?
-Paul guards and befriends some Prisoners of War. They are from
-Who was Gerard Duval?
-What animals do the soldiers not eat?
-When Katczinsky produces four boxes of lobsters, what kind of food would the soldiers have preferred?
-Kat suggests to Paul that they kill the young recruit because ...

Monday, December 8, 2008

Due 12/10/08 ___Quiz for Ch 5 & 6

CH 5&6: STUDY QUESTIONS/Quiz Due Wednesday 12/10/08

Be prepared for a discussion on these and for a Think Write on 12/10

Chap 5: Life after War and Himmelstoss returns_______________________
1) Describe the relationship between Tjaden and Himmelstoss.
Explain what happens between them (Tjaden and Himmelstoss) at the front. Make sure you include why Himmelstoss was at the front. What specifically did Trajden do to get "open arrest"?

2) Discuss the differences between the soldiers (young/old) as they ponder their return to their lives after the war. What are some of the differences between the soldiers – what is Paul’s insight on the generation gap?
** Haie Westhus: minor character, the peat farmer

Chap 6: Experiencing the Battle____________________________________________________
1) How did the soldiers know the Germans were planning an “offensive”? Define “offensive” .
2) What was the effect of ‘suffering’ on the men?

3) What is the purpose of describing in detail the deficiencies [problems] of the recruits?

4) Which of Paul’s friends is taken away with a fatal wound?
How does an earlier scene add to the sadness of that moment?

Friday, December 5, 2008

Week2: AQWF Ch 1-3 quiz ...[timed]

1) Give a one sentence summarizing name for chapters 1-3
[use your summary packets -6 pts]
Ch1 _____, Ch2____, & Ch3_____
2) Give one character trait about Trajden: _________ /2 pts
3) Who gets Kemmerich's boots after he dies? ______ /2 pts
4) The hospital allows the men to stay as long as they wish to say their good-byes T/F
5) The new recruits are 15 yrs old. T /F [Ch2]
6) Kat knows nothing about food. T /F
7) Most of the German food has a common ingredient. T /F
8) All the men appreciated Himmelstoss' patience. T /F