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Lewis Burwell Puller Jr.
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are Lewis's plans for the future in Chapter 9?
(a) To run for Congress in two years.
(b) To spend more time with his family.
(c) To become a published author.
(d) To work as a legal correspondent for the White House.

2. What happens to Chesty in October of 1971?
(a) He is shot at a protest rally in Washington D.C.
(b) He has a heart attack.
(c) He is in an automobile accident.
(d) He dies.

3. How does Lewis view the Vietnam conflict?
(a) As a useless war.
(b) As the beginning of the end of the world.
(c) As a gruesome, yet necessary tragedy.
(d) As his worst mistake.

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

5. How does Lewis use his knowledge of military strategy in civilian life?
(a) To create a strategy for his election campaign.
(b) To lobby for handicapped access in public buildings.
(c) To plan routes around public buildings.
(d) To create a stategy for outwitting the local newspaper media.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are Lewis's friends disturbed by his behavior in Chapter 9?

2. After leaving the hospital for the last time, what does Lewis decide to do as a civilian?

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

4. How does John Zier die?

5. Who is Paul Trible?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Chesty's death affect Lewis?

2. How does Chesty's second stroke affect his life?

3. How does Lewis's election campaign affect his relationship with his family?

4. How does the symbolic disposal of medals by some veterans in 1971 affect Lewis?

5. How does collegiate life affect Lewis' view of the Marine Corps?

6. Describe the operation Dr. Willet attempts on Lewis's right hand.

7. How does the ability to drive a car affect Lewis's self esteem?

8. How does President Ford provide Lewis with a purpose?

9. What problems does Lewis encounter with local newspapers during his election campaign?

10. Why does Lewis have problems with his co-workers at the Office of General Counsel of the Veterans Administration?

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