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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. In Part 3, Chapter 14, why is the captain of the boat upset?

2. Cummings uses his journal to relieve tension and record his private thoughts, what is the underlying tone of Cummings' writing?

3. 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?

4. How do the soldiers keep the toilet paper dry?

5. What was wrong with the reports Cummings received about the Japanese bivouac?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mailer uses a common literary tool of a flashback in a very unusual way. This purpose of this method is to provide the reader with additional information about the characters.

1) What is the time machine?

2) How does Mailer use this story telling method for character development?

3) Do any of the character learn anything from remembering their past and comparing it to the present?

Essay Topic 2

Croft seems to have a lot of inner conflict that possibly began before the war and has only intensified since.

1) How does this conflict affect his relationships with the men in his command?

2) How does this conflict affect his relationships with men at and above his own rank?

3) If Croft was not in this story, how might the ending be different?

Essay Topic 3

Roth and Goldstein have a substantial conversation on the beach, and Roth feels they are becoming friends. Would these two characters be friends if they had met outside of the Army? Explain your reasoning with evidence using the characters background, education, personality, and thoughts reveled throughout the book.

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