All Quiet on the Western Front: Summary and Themes


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What is new objectivity?

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1. What are the two main themes discussed in All Quiet on the Western Front?

2. Why is Paul's friend Kat an important character in the novel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet combo will help you understand the main elements of Remarque's famous war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front. You'll be tested on why people call this the greatest war novel, and you'll answer questions about the story's plot, characters and central themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will help you review:

  • The story's plot and themes
  • The story's main characters
  • The story's style of 'new objectivity'
  • The story's lasting legacy
  • The meaning of the title

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - know the major characters, conflicts and themes of the novel
  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the accompanying lesson on All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Making Connections - understand why the novel's emotional portrayal of World War I has engaged readers for decades

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous war novel, watch the accompanying lesson on All Quiet on the Western Front. The lesson covers the following:

  • Know basic information about the author's experience in World War I
  • Summarize the novel's main plot points
  • Understand the story's major themes
  • Learn why the novel is considered one of the greatest war novels of all time