Flags of Our Fathers Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When did Ira Hayes get his paratrooper wings?
(a) 1944.
(b) 1942.
(c) 1943.
(d) 1942.

3. What was the 5th Marine Division's first stop after Camp Tawara according to "Armada"?
(a) Guam.
(b) Rabaul.
(c) Honolulu.
(d) Australia.

4. What duty was Rene given in the unit?
(a) Water boy.
(b) Messenger.
(c) Machine gunner.
(d) Supply specialist.

5. How many Marines were killed on D-Day on Iwo Jima?
(a) 342.
(b) 566.
(c) 698.
(d) 590.

6. What was Japan trying to do in Pearl Harbor?
(a) Fire a warning shot.
(b) Clear the way to invade the U.S.
(c) Test their fleet.
(d) Get the U.S into the war.

7. Who was commanding the Japanese forces on Iwo Jima?
(a) General Kiribashi.
(b) General Kuribayashi.
(c) General Ushi.
(d) General Maginashi.

8. How long had Japan been at war with China as of 1941?
(a) 10 years.
(b) 8 years.
(c) 12 years.
(d) 15 years.

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

10. What was John remembered for by the member of his unit?
(a) His laugh.
(b) His stature.
(c) His accent.
(d) His kindness.

11. Where did Harlon Block live before WWII?
(a) Baton Rouge, LA.
(b) Rio Grand Valley, TX.
(c) Los Angeles, CA.
(d) New York.

12. How old was Jack Lucas when he received the Medal of Honor?
(a) 87 years old.
(b) 17 years old.
(c) 34 years old.
(d) 10 years old.

13. When was the 5th Marine Division scheduled to be activated?
(a) November 21, 1943
(b) November 11, 1943.
(c) November 11, 1944
(d) December 11, 1943

14. What did Ira say in the first letter he wrote from Iwo Jima?
(a) That the beaches were nice.
(b) That the climate was good.
(c) That he was afraid of death.
(d) That it was hot.

15. When did John meet his wife?
(a) In high school.
(b) When he was in the third grade.
(c) In college.
(d) In boot camp.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor called according to "Chapter Three: America's War"?

2. Who did Harlon Block join the Marines with?

3. What was James Bradley's father's given name?

4. How long did the 5th Marine Division train at Camp Tarawa?

5. How long did the battle for Iwo Jima last?

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