Marine Sniper Test | Final 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. A random shot causes some people to hide behind what object?

2. Where is the sniper platoon relocated?

3. Who sees the kill as his going away present?

4. What does SWAG stand for?

5. What weapon is used?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Hathcock's life like after he returned home?

2. What speculation makes the secret operation even more interesting?

3. Describe the condition of Hill 55 and its men upon Hathcock's return.

4. Examine the scene in which the farmer causes grief for the sniper platoon.

5. What incident causes Hathcock to get into hot water with his commander?

6. What happens at the end of Land's tour that gets him into trouble with his commanding officer?

7. What happens while Hathcock is on restriction? What request is made by Hathcock?

8. How does Hathcock flush out the female spy conversing with enemy snipers?

9. How does Land react to Hathcock's actions?

10. What information was gained from the enemy spy? Who is in the most danger?

Essay Topics

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

Examine carefully the story of the enemy sniper shot through the eye. Discuss the various arguments stating that the shot made by Hathcock could not have been possible considering the location, trajectory, etc. Also examine how a forensic scientist would be able to determine if Hathcock's shot actually penetrated the scope and the eye of the enemy sniper. How could it be proven? What tests would be required? How accurate would the results be? How would Hathcock's legendary image change if the kill was proven false?

Essay Topic 3

Closely examine the various types of weapons used and mentioned throughout the story. What types of weapons were most commonly used? Which were the most popular for snipers and scouts? For soldiers? For members of the infantry? Which weapons were found to be ineffectual? Which weapons might still be used today in a military operation? How do the weapons used in the military compare to those used by individuals?

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