The Naked and the Dead Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Martinez returns from checking the mountain pass, he is deceptive to some of the other men. Who is Martinez hoping to impress by his actions during his mission?

2. In Part 3, Chapter 11, how does Dalleson think the battle ended?

3. What does Croft eventually realize about the hike up the mountain?

4. At this point the soldiers have turned around and are making their way back to the beach. What is the general feeling of the soldiers toward Croft?

5. After crossing the open field, who is missing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one topic to discuss. Be sure to include the name of the characters(s) you choose. The basic situation that led to the conflict. Describe the conflict from both sides. Discuss the end result of the conflict. Discuss how the character(s) was changed after the conflict.

1) Conflict between two or more men in the story.

2) Conflict between a man and his environment.

3) Conflict between a man and himself.

Essay Topic 2

Red comes from a poor family and appears to have had a difficult life. As a child there were many things about life that Red did not understand, however, this changes as he becomes an adult, specifically, during his time in the Army.

1) How does Red's time on the ship prior to getting to the island relate to his childhood memories?

2) How does this time help him understand these memories?

3) Through Red's reflections, do you think he learns anything about him self during the war?

Essay Topic 3

The men were inundated with fighting, illness, death, and injury while on the island. These events seem to cause each man to think about his own life and his own chances of leaving the island alive.

1) What are some of the superstitions held by the men on the island?

2) Do these superstitions serve as a type of foreshadowing?

3) Explain your answer by providing examples.

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