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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the commanding officer describe Anopopei?
(a) Like paradise.
(b) Like a kidney bean.
(c) Like hell.
(d) Like an ocarina.

2. In Part 2, Chapter 8, what are Conn's true feelings about Wakara?
(a) He is a traitor.
(b) He is a good soldier.
(c) He is not much help.
(d) He is very useful.

3. What is Cummings motive behind assigning Hearn tasks such as bringing him fresh flowers and taking liquor to the officer's mess tent?
(a) Revenge.
(b) He does not want Hearn fighting.
(c) Possible promotion.
(d) Humiliation.

4. What does Stanley hope to gain by befriending Brown?
(a) A job.
(b) Support.
(c) Advancement.
(d) Extra time off.

5. In Part 2, Chapter 2, who does Mantelli send to Croft's platoon?
(a) Cummings.
(b) Glodstein .
(c) Roth.
(d) Brown.

Short Answer Questions

1. What natural landmark is on the island?

2. As the book opens, which solider is not taking the card game seriously and offers to give back some of his winnings?

3. Who does Cummings blame for him not knowing the severity of the storm?

4. What has Stanley's promotion to corporal done for him?

5. In Part 2, Chapter 3, what does Hearn feel guilty over?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the general mood on board of the ship as the men leave the island?

2. How is Wilson described in chapter 1?

3. Describe the men's tents.

4. Why is Dalleson and not Cummings recognized for the successful end of the campaign?

5. How are Croft's instructions to Martinez regarding his mission to inspect the mountain pass deceiving toward Hearn?

6. Why is Dalleson tasked to prepare the logistics for the attack on Toyaku Line?

7. Why does Brown sometimes wish he was only a private?

8. What is the bird in Part 3, Chapter 5 symbolic of? And how do Croft's actions confirm the symbolism?

9. Why is Gallagher upset with Wilson's reply to his wife's letter?

10. Why do the men continue to march up the mountain despite their attempts and threats to quit?

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