Fortunate Son Test | Final Test - Hard

Lewis Burwell Puller Jr.
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which president does Lewis meet in Chapter 8?

3. How does Lewis use his knowledge of military strategy in civilian life?

4. Who is Maggie?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lewis prepare to re-enter civilian life?

2. How does Chesty's death affect Lewis?

3. Describe the operation Dr. Sandzen attempts on Lewis's right hand.

4. Why does Lewis begin to lose faith in America's leaders?

5. Why are Lewis's friends surprised by his choice of actions after the election?

6. Why does Lewis dislike Paul Trible?

7. How does Lewis's work with the Paralyzed Veterans of America affect his motivation?

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

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

10. How does Lewis's drinking affect his work and family life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the hope that Lewpy's birth gives Lewis. What motivation does Lewis have being a father? What emotional, psychological, and physical changes does Lewis experience after the birth of this son? How could a newborn infant motivate a grown man to succeed?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the events and people that inspire and prepare Lewis to enter the political arena. How does his work on the clemency board and with the Paralyzed Veterans of America prepare Lewis to enter the race? How does his hatred of Paul Trible fuel his desire to run for Congress? What does Lewis hope to achieve in Congress?

Essay Topic 3

What sacrifices does Lewis make in the Vietnam War? What factors influence the difficult decisions he makes before and leading up to his injury? How do others perceive his service in Vietnam and how do their perceptions affect Lewis's character?

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