An American Soldier Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Tommy Franks
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Franks to receive death threats?

2. What council is present when the president declares war?

3. How does Franks make his narrow boots fit him?

4. Where is Franks when the president he works for declares war?

5. Where does Franks's unit sleep during his Vietnam tour?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Tommy think Mexicans and blacks needed separate schools?

2. Where is Franks assigned after he is wounded?

3. What do Franks and the leader of Pakistan talk about?

4. What happens when Franks meets Cathy?

5. Why is Egypt such a dangerous area in 1997?

6. What goal making habit does Franks use when he is stationed in Germany?

7. What does Franks say about Donald Rumsfeld?

8. What is Franks's relationship like with the leader of Pakistan?

9. What did Tommy plan to do after High School?

10. What is Franks's response to the question asked of him by President Bush during the important meeting on March 19?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This book takes place in a few different locations. Describe some of these settings and how they affected Franks. Why might Tommy Franks have chosen these particular places and events to share in his memoirs?

Essay Topic 2

Which person did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this person change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 3

Franks rubbed shoulders with many different important political figures. Who were some of the most influential leaders to him, and how did his associations with them affect his career?

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