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Free Barron's Booknotes Summary-The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
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TEST 2

_____ 1. When Henry deserted the battle and fled, his fears

A. diminished
B. were magnified
C. remained as potent as they had been

_____ 2. As Henry marched along with the wounded soldiers, he

A. envied them
B. felt pity for them
C. felt pride in being associated with them

_____ 3. The truly amazing thing about Jim Conklin was

A. the manner of his death
B. his Southern drawl, considering that he came from Pennsylvania
C. his ability to win the love of his enemies

_____ 4. Henry distinguished himself from others who had deserted the battle, thinking that

A. "he had fled with discretion and dignity"
B. "they would never be able to hold up their heads again"
C. "there was nothing so hideous as possessing a faint heart"

_____ 5. When Wilson had expected to die, he

A. knelt in the woods to offer a tearful prayer
B. gave Henry a packet of letters for safekeeping
C. asked the others to excuse his show of fear

_____ 6. Henry overheard one of the generals referring to his men in a derogatory fashion as

A. mule drivers
B. senseless sheep
C. vacant-eyed camels

_____ 7. Henry received his "battle wound" from

A. an officer who labeled him a deserter
B. a retreating infantryman from his own army
C. a stray bullet


_____ 8. Henry and Wilson won praise for

A. aiding the wounded while under fire
B. infiltrating the enemy's lines
C. bravery in carrying the flag

_____ 9. It is reasonable to describe The Red Badge of Courage as

A. an exultation of regionalism
B. a voyage of self-discovery
C. an analysis of the militaristic spirit

_____ 10. "And the youth saw that ever after it would be easier to live in his friend's neighborhood" is a reference to

A. Jim Conklin's willingness to sacrifice himself
B. the considerable change in Wilson's behavior
C. the tattered man's genuine attempt to comfort Henry Fleming

11. What role does the loud soldier play in the novel?

12. Is The Red Badge of Courage a Christian allegory of redemption? Why or why not?

13. Is The Red Badge of Courage a naturalistic novel?

14. Is The Red Badge of Courage a Civil War novel? Or is it about any war, or even any battle with yourself?

15. How would The Red Badge of Courage be different if Stephen Crane had written it today? Could you write a novel like The Red Badge of Courage about the Vietnam War, for example, or some other modern war?

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