Marine Sniper Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Charles W. Henderson
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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. How many people are in the group?

2. What area do the Americans cover that the Vietcong does not?

3. In what year did the first class graduate?

4. What weapon did the boy carry?

5. To what location do the soldiers attempt to retreat?

Short Essay Questions

1. What incident leaves Hathcock worried about his home life and future?

2. What physical ailments impaired Hathcock's life?

3. Describe the formation and weapons used by the teams.

4. Who is the main target of the teams? Why?

5. Who is the subject of the biography? What are his statistics and military status?

6. What is the last event that occurs before Hathcock and Burke leave? Who replaces the sniper?

7. Who was Hathcock's partner when he accompanied the long range patrol? Where was the operation?

8. Later that same day, Hathcock makes the longest confirmed shot of his career. What was the distance and the wound inflicted?

9. Describe the location where the groups were positioned. Why was that particular area chosen?

10. What details are given about the platoon's commanders?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hathcock never had any deep desire to become involved with politics or other global issues. Examine why Hathcock became a Marine. Did others in the platoon have the same view? What was Land's view of the military and why he joined? Do you think Hathcock's views changed as he spent such a large amount of time fighting in Vietnam? How do you think Hathcock viewed the military and the government involvement in Vietnam after he was discharged and again after the war was over?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the personal and professional lives of Land and Hathcock. Which was more experienced? Which had sharper skills? What was the personal relationship between the two men? How did others view the men as commanding officers and experts?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss in detail the facts and statistics about the Vietnam War. Why was there a war? Was it technically defined as a war? Explain. What were the reasons behind the US military involvement in Vietnam? How many soldiers were sent over? How many casualties were there? When did the war begin and end? What was proven? Who won?

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