Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What was the name of the club that a woman ran who operated one of Cabanatuan's clandestine enterprises?

2. Who was able to calm the prisoners when locked below the decks on the Oryoku Maru?

3. What food did Robert Brody dream of at Cabanatuan?

4. Who was the most reluctant prisoner to leave the camp?

5. What did Ralph Hibbs asks the prisoners to start killing during the last weeks of January 1945?

Short Essay Questions

1. What concerns did Mucci have about the guerrillas as they readied to attack Cabanatuan?

2. How did the villagers greet the Rangers when it came to Platero?

3. How was Platero made the Ranger staging area and bivouac site?

4. How did Pajota suggest that the injured prisoners be transported back to American lines?

5. What were some valuables that the prisoners stowed around the camp that they weren't allowed to take with them?

6. What extensive underground developed that regularly smuggled goods into the camp at Cabanatuan?

7. When McCarty and some other prisoners went back to the Japanese side to find more food, what did they encounter on their way back?

8. What did Captain Pajota suggest as cover for the Rangers as they wriggled to their positions in the fields?

9. When the Rangers began getting sleepy on the march, what were they given to keep them awake?

10. Why weren't the Signal Corps men as excited as the Rangers as the mission got underway?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how the Japanese treated prisoners of war and use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the meaning of Henry Lee's poem quoted in Chapter 5, as it related to the prisoners at Cabanatuan.

Essay Topic 3

Argue whether the men should have tried to escape when the Japanese left the camp unguarded. Use examples from the book to support your arguments.

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