Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost... Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Marcus Luttrell
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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 Mikey's mother in the narrative?

2. In Chapter 6, Marcus and his team were dropped by helicopters into a border hot spot where they saw how many Afghanistan tribesmen who opened fire?

3. What does BUD/S stand for?

4. James Suh was how old in the narrative?

5. What is a common worldwide bacterial disease, transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did phase three of the training entail in Chapter 5? Where were the men trained? How many remained by the end of the fourth week?

2. What was revealed in the briefing with Marcus's team in Chapter 6?

3. How is Shane Patton described in Chapter 1? How did Marcus relate to Shane?

4. How did Hell Week conclude in Chapter 5, according to the author? How many of the men lasted through the week?

5. How does the author employ foreshadowing when describing his tour in Iraq in Chapter 1?

6. Where was Marcus traveling in Chapter 1? Why? How did his team feel about their mission?

7. How does the author describe Mikey in Chapter 1? What did Marcus like about Mikey?

8. How did the author describe Danny in Chapter 1? How did Danny act toward the other members of the team?

9. What did the trainees face after Hell Week ended in Chapter 5? How many men made it to phase three?

10. In what ways did the instructors push the trainees in Chapter 5? What happened when Marcus was hospitalized?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss Afghan War, al Qaeda, and the Taliban, and analyze the mission of Marcus's team in Chapter 1. Where was Marcus's team deployed? When did the U.S. enter into war with Afghanistan? What has been the impact of the war?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Marcus's family ranch in Texas. How did Marcus's father relate to his sons? What did Marcus learn about finance through the oil industry? Where was Marcus's twin brother when he was deployed to Afghanistan? How close was he with his brother?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the theme of heroism in the book. What are examples of symbolism and imagery that support the theme of heroism? How did Mikey's actions on the battlefield in Chapter 8 demonstrate this theme? How do Marcus's actions demonstrate heroism?

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