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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From what U.S. state does Nellie come?
(a) Mississippi.
(b) Alabama.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Arkansas.

2. Where does Lieutenant Tony Fry want to set up his headquarters?
(a) A tent.
(b) A stone building.
(c) A hut.
(d) A cave.

3. In whom does Emile De Becque take a romantic interest?
(a) Dinah.
(b) Darla.
(c) Nellie.
(d) Sara.

4. What is LARU-8?
(a) A military handbook.
(b) A spy code.
(c) An aircraft repair unit.
(d) A new type of tank.

5. What does Joe refuse to do that results in his being threatened with court martial?
(a) Clean his weapon.
(b) Salute an officer.
(c) Sleep under mosquito nets.
(d) Serve KP duty.

6. Who does Nellie ultimately decide to marry?
(a) Tony Fry.
(b) Bill Harbison.
(c) Her boyfriend in Alabama.
(d) Emile.

7. How many months has Joe been stationed on the small coral island?
(a) 17.
(b) 14.
(c) 27.
(d) 21.

8. What is a Japanese AKA boat?
(a) Salvage.
(b) Troop transfer ship.
(c) Missile launcher.
(d) Battleship.

9. What is the malaria treatment drug that the men thought would cause them to lose their virility?
(a) Prozac.
(b) Atabrine.
(c) Elavil.
(d) Quinine.

10. What was Joe's job before the war?
(a) Electrician.
(b) Cook.
(c) Plumber.
(d) Shoemaker.

11. What disease do all the men on the small coral island have?
(a) Malaria.
(b) Diptheria.
(c) Rickets.
(d) Scurvy.

12. What item enables Joe to sleep better at night?
(a) Melatonin.
(b) Sleeping pills.
(c) Whiskey.
(d) A fan.

13. Who is the Remittance Man?
(a) A pay officer.
(b) A shore watcher.
(c) A personnel officer.
(d) A procurement officer.

14. Attacking an already-bombed Japanese-held island is called _________________.
(a) war strategy.
(b) easy pickins.
(c) second helpings.
(d) a milk run.

15. Who is the 22-year-old nurse that Harbison started to date?
(a) Sally Quinn.
(b) Nellie Forbush.
(c) Lee Stern.
(d) Maggie Sampson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Lucy and Teta blow up on the island?

2. Who assumes command of the Alligator initiative?

3. Admiral Kester is the leader of the attack on the island of ____________.

4. What is the narrator ordered to do on Norfolk Island?

5. During what time period does the narrator spend time in the South Pacific?

(see the answer keys)

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