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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 the main character in MARINE SNIPER?
2. What group of people is spotted by Hathcock?
3. What was Hathcock's rank?
4. Where does the character return to at the end of the day?
5. With whom did Hathcock meet in the first part of his tour?
Short Essay Questions
1. Hathcock reminisces about his meeting with whom? How did the men meet?
2. What incident leaves Hathcock worried about his home life and future?
3. What physical ailments impaired Hathcock's life?
4. Describe Hathcock's appearance. What was different from other soldiers?
5. Examine Hathcock's story about his shooting expertise in competitions.
6. What symbol was Hathcock best known for? What name was he known by because of it?
7. Later that same day, Hathcock makes the longest confirmed shot of his career. What was the distance and the wound inflicted?
8. Describe the location where the groups were positioned. Why was that particular area chosen?
9. How does the author describe the enemy soldiers?
10. Describe the formation and weapons used by the teams.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
To add insult to injury, Hathcock was forced into medical discharge just before he reached his full twenty years in the Marines. Discuss the implications of the medical discharge. How would it affect Hathcock's career? Would Hathcock's pension suffer? If so, how? How did the discharge affect Hathcock in other ways? What are the standard career markers in regards to military service?
Essay Topic 3
Examine the world of competition shooting. Why was Hathcock so drawn to the sport? What does it entail? What skills does one have to possess to be successful as a shooter, either for sport or as a profession? Did Hathcock have any skills that gave him an advantage over the other contestants? Describe in detail Hathcock's win at the competition at Camp Perry.
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