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. What skills does this old friend have?

2. Where is the sniper platoon relocated?

3. Who kills the enemy?

4. What gives away the location of the enemy sniper?

5. Where does Hathcock get shot?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who steps forward to help Hathcock in this new venture?

3. What is the next assignment for Land's sniper platoon? Where is it located?

4. What about the killing of the farmer denotes hesitancy on Hathcock's part?

5. How does Hathcock take the information given by the spy?

6. What is happening with the Vietnam War as Hathcock finishes his tour of duty?

7. What is the next piece of news Hathcock receives? What is his reaction? What is his wife's reaction?

8. What shocking news does Hathcock receive while stateside? What were the details of the news?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Examine the extensive type of treatment that Hathcock had to receive as a result of the full thickness burns. What is meant by "full thickness?" In degrees, how severe were the burns? How much of Hathcock's body was burned? What kind of treatments is given to burn victims? What is the biggest danger to burn victims immediately following the accident? What is the worst part of the recovery? What actions can be taken to help burn victims? How did Hathcock fare after his treatments?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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