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. What surprise announcement does Tom Downing give in Chapter 8?
(a) He has cancer.
(b) He is enlisting in the Marines.
(c) He will not seek re-election.
(d) He will run for President of the United States.

2. Why does Dr. Sandzen decide to graft the two digits?
(a) Both are already useless.
(b) Lewis needs his hands more than his feet.
(c) A working hand would classify Lewis as "active duty."
(d) Lewis is right handed.

3. Who is Jan Scruggs?
(a) Lewis' campaign manager.
(b) Toddy's best friend.
(c) Lewis's nurse in the psychiatric ward.
(d) The founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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

5. Which president does Lewis meet in Chapter 8?
(a) Gerald Ford.
(b) Ronald Regan.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) Jimmy Carter.

6. Where had Lewis worked as an intern in Law school?
(a) The Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Defense.
(b) The White House.
(c) The Office of General Counsel of the Veterans Administration.
(d) The Paralyzed Veterans of America.

7. Where does Lewis work in 1976?
(a) The Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Defense.
(b) The White House.
(c) The Office of General Counsel of the Veterans Administration.
(d) The Paralyzed Veterans of America.

8. What do Toddy and Lewis decide to do at the end of Chapter 9?
(a) Attend counseling sessions.
(b) Move.
(c) Go on a second honeymoon.
(d) Take a family vacation.

9. How much money is Lewis able to raise to cover his campaign debts?
(a) $15,000.
(b) $100,000.
(c) $25,000.
(d) $10,000.

10. In Chapter 9, what event had made Lewis feel uncomfortable and awkward the previous evening?
(a) His mother's comments on his relationship with Toddy.
(b) A teaching demonstration about his infirmity.
(c) His post-election party.
(d) The toast in his honor.

11. Why are Lewis's friends disturbed by his behavior in Chapter 9?
(a) They are surprised he is giving up on politics.
(b) They think he is drinking too heavily.
(c) They think he should take more time to grieve.
(d) They feel he should attempt to reconcile with Toddy.

12. Why does a group of Vietnam veterans gather in Washington D.C. in April of 1971?
(a) To symbolically dispose of their hard-won combat medals.
(b) To attend Woodstock.
(c) To plan the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
(d) To protest the war by burning American flags.

13. In Chapter 9, after Lewis begins to feel better, what does he do?
(a) Begin writing his book.
(b) Telephone Toddy.
(c) Decide to plan his next election campaign.
(d) Think of life beyond the election.

14. What technological advance does Lewis's second pair of artificial legs contain?
(a) Spring loaded ankles.
(b) Adjustable cups and attachment straps.
(c) Hydraulic knees.
(d) Tension rods.

15. How does John Zier die?
(a) From a heart attack.
(b) From cancer.
(c) He is shot at a protest rally in Washington D.C.
(d) He commits suicide.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Lewis feel ill at the beginning of Chapter 9?

2. Where do Toddy and Lewis vacation in Chapter 10?

3. Why does Lewis visit Camp David in Chapter 7?

4. What device does Lewis lobby for using the local newspaper and the local American Legion post?

5. Where does Lewis work in 1975?

(see the answer keys)

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