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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 structure is the platoon generally assigned to patrol?
2. Hathcock gets permission to do what?
3. What was the name of the North Vietnamese sniper?
4. What team goes out on patrol?
5. Where is the man shot?
Short Essay Questions
1. What shocking news does Hathcock receive while stateside? What were the details of the news?
2. What is happening with the Vietnam War as Hathcock finishes his tour of duty?
3. How does Hathcock take the information given by the spy?
4. How did Hathcock and Burke become involved in a separate mission? What were the details?
5. What is the next assignment for Land's sniper platoon? Where is it located?
6. What is the next piece of news Hathcock receives? What is his reaction? What is his wife's reaction?
7. What is Hathcock's life like after he returned home?
8. What is Hathcock's answer when an intelligence officer asks about his shooting accuracy?
9. How does Land react to Hathcock's actions?
10. How does Hathcock flush out the female spy conversing with enemy snipers?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Hathcock and Burke are shocked by the presence of the young troop of NVA soldiers. Explain the scenario and why the men thought it might be a trap. What was the most surprising thing about the confrontation? Who showed the strongest military prowess? How might the situation have turned out differently? What could the NVA have done to reduce or eliminate casualties?
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
In addition to physical damage and recovery, many soldiers face temporary or permanent psychological damage. Discuss this fact as it applies to the book. Who may have suffered from psychological damage? How did Hathcock deal with his psychological issues first when he returned stateside and attempted to become a civilian to each incident when he was injured? How did Hathcock handle it when he was discharged from the military?
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