Starship Troopers Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Who did the Russo-Anglo-American Alliance fight against?

2. What does the captain do while they wait?

3. What planet are the troops going to?

4. Why does Rico think he will keep his stripes?

5. What are more common than floggings?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Rasczak's and Jelal's roles aboard the Rodger Young?

2. Why are the recruits more shocked at a flogging than seeing death?

3. How does Rico deal with the shakes in the final chapter?

4. Why did Dubois want corporal punishment when raising children?

5. What does Rico think about during the thirty days mourning?

6. Summarize the story.

7. What does the Psychological Warfare Corps want to do on Planet P?

8. What was the revolt of the scientists?

9. What does Rico think about during the night?

10. What do the soldiers capture on Planet P?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does the flogging have such an adverse affect on the other soldiers? Do the students think the flogging was as much to prove a point to everybody as it was to punish Hendrick? Do you think that Hendrick's conduct deserved such a punishment? Why did they not just throw him out of the army?

Essay Topic 2

How will Rico's character change now he is becoming more disciplined as a person? Would Rico have leaned discipline if he had gone to Harvard University instead of the army? Do the students think such discipline is necessary for everyday life? How will Rico cope once he is back in society?

Essay Topic 3

Heinlein was in the Navy and fought in the Korean War, adhering to the rule, writers should always write about what they know. Do you think it is obvious that Heinlein knows his subject? What difference do you think it makes to the story? Are there any moments where you think Heinlein does not portray a character or setting very well? What affect does it have on the story?

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