The Caine Mutiny Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Willie is assigned a bunk in the clip shack, a metal box on the main deck. How hot is it in the clip shack?

2. What does Keith have to do to retrieve his gun's spring?

3. How many hours of emergency leave does Maryk give Stilwell?

4. What happens on Bilging Day?

5. How many hours into the water restriction does Maryk ask Queeg to lift the suspension?

Short Essay Questions

1. Tom Keefer explains his philosophy of the Navy to Willie. What is it?

2. What does Barney talk about during his toast at the celebration dinner?

3. What happens while Willie is distracted and watching Maryk swim out to recover the float?

4. Why won't Queeg let Keefer leave the Caine to go visit his brother?

5. How does Queeg react after Jellybelly tells him that the mess boys ate the strawberries?

6. What happens during Willie's first watch?

7. Why does Queeg insist on staying on course?

8. During the trial, what excuse does Queeg give for the towline incident?

9. How does Breakstone feel about the case?

10. How does Queeg determine that the strawberries are missing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author writes that "The Kwajalein invasion... was a grand classic of sea warfare, a lesson for the generations. There has never been a more wisely conceived and surgically executed operation. As a young man's first taste of war, however, it was too rich, too easy, too fancy, too perfect." Why do you think the author described the invasion that way? What effect will this invasion have on Willie? Will it mislead him or give him the wrong idea?

Essay Topic 2

The main character of "The Caine Mutiny", Willie Keith, undergoes great personal transformation in the novel. Trace his growth through the novel and how he changed as a person.

Essay Topic 3

Willie has felt an outside societal pressure about who he is supposed to be and what he is supposed to do since the beginning of the book. Discuss the ways that society forms and shapes who we are, our expectations for ourselves, and who we ultimately become as individuals. Use examples from the book to further explore Willie's character and why he makes the choices he makes.

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