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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the only of the six flag raiser to have enlisted before Pearl Harbor according to Chapter 4 "Call of Duty"?
(a) Anthony Marks.
(b) Mike Strank.
(c) Edward McDougan.
(d) Dexter Smith.

2. How many ships were part of the armada heading for Iwo Jima?
(a) 500.
(b) 800.
(c) 700.
(d) 900.

3. How many Japanese were killed in Guadalcanal?
(a) 13,000.
(b) 33,000.
(c) 23,000.
(d) 43,000.

4. What did John's father encourage him to do?
(a) Join the Navy.
(b) Join the Air Force.
(c) Flee to Canada.
(d) Join the Army.

5. When were the men of the 5th Marine Division told about their destination?
(a) 2 days out.
(b) 6 days out.
(c) 8 days out.
(d) 4 days out.

6. How many brothers does James Bradley have according to "Chapter One: Sacred Ground"?
(a) 5.
(b) 3.
(c) 6.
(d) 1.

7. When did John and his parents move from Texas to Appleton, WI?
(a) During the Great Depression.
(b) At the start of the War.
(c) During WWI.
(d) In 1912.

8. What military man went to Iwo Jima with James Bradley?
(a) Ike Rosentahal.
(b) Arthur McHammer
(c) Maurice Bishop.
(d) Charles Krulak.

9. What color were the beaches of Iwo Jima?
(a) Black.
(b) Red.
(c) White.
(d) Blue.

10. How long did the battle for Iwo Jima last?
(a) 56 days.
(b) 26 days.
(c) 46 days.
(d) 36 days.

11. Who came to confer with Generals of the 5th Marine Division while it was training?
(a) Admiral Nimitz.
(b) Winston Churchill.
(c) Dwight Eisenhower.
(d) President Roosevelt.

12. What was the Marine's secret weapon?
(a) Automatic rifles.
(b) Radar guided artillery.
(c) Jet planes.
(d) Esprit de corps.

13. Who signed Harlon Block's enlistment papers?
(a) He faked his father's signature.
(b) His brother.
(c) His mother.
(d) His father.

14. What was John's mother's religion?
(a) Mormon.
(b) Jewish.
(c) Protestant.
(d) Catholic.

15. What was Ira Hayes's nickname in the Corps?
(a) Laughing Easy.
(b) Chief Falling Cloud.
(c) Flying Horseman.
(d) Mike.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of Japanese troops took the first shots at the Marines?

2. How long had Japan been at war with China as of 1941?

3. When did Ira Hayes get his paratrooper wings?

4. What was John remembered for by the member of his unit?

5. When did John meet his wife?

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