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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 is Pickering known for socially?
2. In Chapter IX, with whom does Captain Stecker meet?
3. Who would Ernie's mother like Ernie to marry?
4. What happens to McCoy during take off?
5. Where did McCoy save the lives of several of his fellow soldiers?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who does Ernie meet at the grocery store in Chapter XI and what does she do?
2. What happens that makes Martha finally admit her feelings for Pick?
3. Why is Colonel Wesley and others concerned about Carlson's idea?
4. Where does Zimmerman and Koznowski run into McCoy and Ernie and what story do they tell?
5. What does McCoy do when Ernie tells him her plans when they meet at the train station?
6. What did Ernie tell her father about her feelings towards McCoy?
7. In Chapter XI, what does a navy doctor find out about Banning and the other blind men and what does he do?
8. Why is Colonel Wesley concerned about Colonel Carlson and with whom does he discuss his concerns in Chapter I?
9. What did the group with Wesley talk about, what did they ask McCoy, how did he feel about their request and what did they tell McCoy about the meeting?
10. Where is Banning spending his leave time in New York, who does he meet and what happens with them?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Corps 02: Call to Arms.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Corps 02: Call to Arms. How is the theme represented by symbolism, by the characters' behaviors, and by the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Corps 02: Call to Arms. How are the themes represented by symbolism, by the characters' behaviors, and by the action?
Essay Topic 2
Griffin is masterful in his description of battles and life in general in for a soldier during the second world war. Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze Griffin's descriptive passages about life as a soldier. How does he use descriptions of the five senses to make the reader feel s/he is there? Do you find his descriptions compelling? Seemingly accurate? How would Corps 02: Call to Arms be different if Griffin did not include such descriptive passages?
2. Analyze Griffin's descriptive passages about the social structure of the times and discuss what you think it would be like to be a person of wealth and/or privilege such as Pickering, or Wesley. Contrast that to the lives of those who are in a lower social strata such as McCoy and Zimmerman or one in service to someone of wealth and/or privilege.
3. Describe and analyze Griffin's descriptive passages about the topographical setting and the physical descriptions of the people. Does Griffin do an adequate job of actually making the reader "see" the land or sea where the action is taking place? How about getting a visual image of the characters? How does the descriptions of the setting add to the novel? Do you like having an idea of how a character looks? How would the novel be different without such descriptions?
Essay Topic 3
At the conclusion of a novel, most readers either consciously or unconsciously engage in processing the book and usually come to a conclusion as to whether they like the book or not. Discuss one of the following:
1. Would you consider Corps 02: Call to Arms a "good" book? Why or why not? Use examples to illustrate your stance.
2. What do you think are the elements of an outstanding novel? Analyze one of your favorite novels to see if those elements are present.
3. What are some reasons you might consider a novel a failure? Analyze a novel you think is a failure and see if those elements are in that novel.
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