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. Who is in charge of the enemy sniper group?

2. What is the effective range of the .30'06?

3. What is another term used to mean "leave"?

4. What award does Hathcock talk about?

5. How far away is Da Nang?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the purpose for the school and Land's involvement in it.

2. Why is Land upset by the position of the sniper teams? What happens?

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

4. In the second scene, Hathcock supports a larger operation. Who is involved in the operation? What formation is used?

5. How long is the enemy held captive? What do Hathcock and Burke do during that time?

6. Describe the first group of sniper instructors organized by Land.

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

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

9. Describe Hathcock's actions and how he won the championship.

10. Hathcock reminisces about his meeting with whom? How did the men meet?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

The author details the height of the Vietnam War as Hathcock returns home. Discuss the statistics mentioned in the book. Explore the accuracy of the details. What other details should have been included? Which details may have been more pertinent? What else should have been said about the end of the war? How did the end of the war affect the hundreds of thousands of military personnel and their families? Were there any other wars in recent history that equaled the one in Vietnam?

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