Fortunate Son Test | Final Test - Easy

Lewis Burwell Puller Jr.
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Lewis's body react to the surgery on his right hand?
(a) His thumb darkens and the graft dies.
(b) His graft takes and he is able to write.
(c) He develops a high fever for three days.
(d) The graft takes, but his body develops an internal infection.

2. What affect does Lewis's war record have on his campaign?
(a) It is both an asset and a liability.
(b) He finds great support among middle class Americans.
(c) He finds people respect his opinion.
(d) He is ignored by most senior members of Congress.

3. In what state is Lewis running for office?
(a) Virginia.
(b) Washington.
(c) North Carolina.
(d) Georgia.

4. In the letter Dr. Sandzen shows Lewis, what does the Navy Surgeon General advise his subordinate commands to do to all active-duty injured veterans?
(a) Send them stateside.
(b) Administer life saving treatment only.
(c) Return them to duty as soon as possible.
(d) Retire those who are unable to return to duty.

5. In Chapter 6, which tragic event reinforces Lewis's lack of faith in the country's leaders?
(a) Mary Jo Kopechne's death.
(b) The Challenger explosion.
(c) The Three Mile Island accident.
(d) The invasion of Guam.

6. Why can't Lewis take the job offered by the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee?
(a) He promised Toddy he would not move again.
(b) Lewis cannot physically handle the demands of the job.
(c) It would interfere with his new campaign.
(d) Paul Trible vetoes Lewis' appointment to the committee.

7. How does the general public react to the return of the Vietnam Veterans in 1970?
(a) The veterans are reviled by most people in America.
(b) No one greets the veterans when they arrive home.
(c) The veterans are pitied by most Americans.
(d) Americans welcome home the veterans with parades.

8. What historic event occurs in Chapter 6?
(a) Martin Luther King is assassinated.
(b) The Challenger space shuttle explodes.
(c) Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.
(d) The Voyager space probe is launched.

9. Why does Lewis have some difficulty with his co-workers in Chapter 8?
(a) They do not agree with his political views.
(b) Lewis has an abrasive temperament.
(c) They are nervous about his disabilities.
(d) They dislike Lewis for granting clemency to draft dodgers.

10. What happens to Toddy in Chapter 7?
(a) She becomes pregnant for the second time.
(b) She is in an automobile accident.
(c) She has an affair.
(d) She is diagnosed with cancer.

11. How does Dr. Willet plan to improve Lewis's grip in his right hand?
(a) By splitting the tissue between Lewis' thumb and forefinger.
(b) By grafting the tip of his pinky to his thumb.
(c) With a synthetic tissue graft.
(d) By grafting cadaver tissue onto Lewis' hand.

12. Who is Dennis Lieberson?
(a) Paul Trible's running mate.
(b) The Speaker of the House in 1976.
(c) The Chief Lawyer to the White House in 1976.
(d) Lewis's campaign manager.

13. Why does Lewis visit Camp David in Chapter 7?
(a) To help with President Ford's re-election campaign.
(b) To help prepare a clemency report for the president.
(c) As part of President Ford's legal staff.
(d) To help plan the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

14. What digit does Dr. Sandzen hope to graft into the end of Lewis' right thumb?
(a) The tip of his index finger.
(b) His pinky finger.
(c) His big toe.
(d) His pinky toe.

15. In Chapter 6, how far can Lewis walk on his new artificial legs?
(a) One mile.
(b) Ten feet.
(c) Sixty feet.
(d) Sixty yards.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do people call Lewis in Chapter 9?

2. What effect would the Navy Surgeon General's new policy have on the injured veterans?

3. What are Lewis's plans for the future in Chapter 9?

4. Who is Paul Trible?

5. In Chapter 10, what is Lewis invited to do at a candlelight vigil?

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