Corps 02: Call to Arms Test | Final Test - Hard

W. E. B. Griffin
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is McCoy stationed at the beginning of Chapter XI?

2. Where is Captain Banning sent to see doctors?

3. Where does Ernie meet a young and pregnant woman?

4. In Chapter XI a navy doctor finds out Banning and the other nine blind men are going to back to the states how?

5. What does the young pregnant woman need?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lieutenant McCoy came from a poor family and never went to college, unlike Ernie and Pick who both come from very wealthy families and attended prestigious colleges.

1. What kind of obstacles do you think Ernie and McCoy will have to overcome in order to marry given the difference in their social class? Use examples from your own life, your knowledge and the book to illustrate your ideas.

2. How do you think the issue of class enters into Pickering and Ernie's parents wanting them to marry? Use examples from your own life, your knowledge and the book to illustrate your ideas.

3. With research, if necessary, what do you see are the differences and similarities between class issues now and in the 1940's?

Essay Topic 2

Although still wounded, McCoy's main concern is to get to Washington as soon as possible, not his own health. He was ready to do whatever his government wanted him to do. He, and many other characters in this book, was very patriotic. Discuss one of the following:

1. What does patriotism mean to me? Use examples from Call to Arms to support your answer.

2. Class discussion. What is patriotism? What are the advantages of a country whose citizens feel highly patriotic? What are the disadvantages? What happens when patriots become zealots? Should patriotism be expected of its citizens by any country? Why or why not?

3. How do the characters in Call to Arms demonstrate their patriotism? Use examples from Call to Arms to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Though this novel is probably more action-driven rather than character-driven, obviously there are several characters who make the novel what it is. Discuss one of the following:

1. Compare and contrast the characters of McCoy and Zimmerman. Include their goals, sense of honor, abilities, and social skills.

2. Compare and contrast the characters of Lieutenant Stecker and Pickering.

3. Thoroughly analyze the character of McCoy discussing both his strong and weak points and how both affect the outcome of the plot.

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