All Quiet on the Western Front Study Guide 1.What are some major events that disillusion Paul and his classmates during the war? a.Survival of the fittest b.When Kemmerich died c.The graveyard scene d.Tjaden dying e.Paul seeing the Russian prisoners f.Paul seeing his family when he went home 2.Some of the men have ideas about how to avoid wars; what are some of these ideas? Why do you think these ideas do not come up later? a.If it was just two leaders fighting instead of a bunch of people. b.If everyone was treated the same. (people wouldn’t have to fight for power or control because everyone would be the same.) We profit from war so if everyone was the same than that would not be a problem. c.To not fight and to rather talking things out with one another d.To gamble instead of fight. e.These ideas fade because they become focus on the war and fighting in the war and that is the only focus and thing they know. Peace was not their thing anymore because the war had consumed them. 3.Describe the significance of the Russian prisoners-of-war and Gerard Duval.