Delta Force Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Charles Alvin Beckwith
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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 does S.A.S. stand for?

2. What skills are considered when a person is selected to communicate the project?

3. What position does Beckwith hold when Chapter 1 begins?

4. What word does Beckwith use to describe how he is feeling in Chapter 20?

5. Who appoints the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the bond being created between Beckwith and his soldiers in Chapter 12?

2. What are the results of the first two runs of the Delta Force selection process?

3. What is the difference in size between the British SAS and Beckwith's Delta Force, as it is being planned in Chapter 16?

4. What are the definitions of "used" and "misused" as they are referred to during the military meetings in Chapter 13?

5. How and why does Beckwith thank the Air Force at Pleiku?

6. How does Beckwith describe the compound in Vietnam and how long does it take him to recruit the first Delta Force team?

7. What leads Beckwith to Britain in Chapter 1, and what special program does he observe while he is there?

8. What is the Joint Chiefs of Staff?

9. What is the point of Beckwith's mission in Vietnam, and how does he adapt there?

10. What happens between Beckwith and the supervisor the day after he presents his report?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the British SAS program with Beckwith's plan for Delta Force. Provide examples of the similarities and differences between the two programs in size, training, development, flexibility, and intended use.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze General Meyer's involvement in Delta Force's history throughout the book. Include a description of Meyer, his background and position, and all of the ways that he helps Beckwith in developing and implementing Delta Force.

Essay Topic 3

The Prologue in "Delta Force" introduces the main mission and crisis of the story, as well as the intent of Beckwith in designing the program.

1) Describe the general purpose of a prologue and the similarities and differences between the Prologue of "Delta Force" and the standard use of a prologue in general.

2) Explain the situation that is taking place during the Prologue and why it will be a major theme for the story.

3) Analyze Beckwith's intentions for designing Delta Force and how they are substantiated in the Prologue.

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