The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

W. E. B. Griffin
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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. What report is being filed on McCoy because he is not in a regulation uniform at the Naval Yards?

2. What is the Russian owner of the club called?

3. Who is furious to hear about the incident with the coolies and afraid of a confrontation?

4. What does McCoy ask about when he is told that discharge papers are frozen at the Naval Yards?

5. Who did McCoy fail to report to that Sessions gets angry about?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Banning reveal his trust in McCoy with Sessions?

2. What happens when McCoy follows Sessions's advice to apply to become an officer?

3. How is Ellen described in Chapter 4?

4. How does McCoy get the best price for the used car he wants to buy?

5. Why is McCoy trying to figure out if he needs a weapon to take with him to the Cathay Mansion?

6. Why does McCoy avoid going to Yenchi-eng?

7. How does McCoy obtain information for Banning, and why does Macklin find it questionable?

8. Why is McCoy surprised to meet his captain in Philadelphia?

9. After the charges against McCoy are dropped, how does his relationship with Banning change?

10. What is suspected of Reverend Feller by Sessions and Banning when he travels to Peking?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The role of women in The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi takes on different forms and often are stereotypical. What labels do you see that Griffin associates with women? Do you think these stereotypes ring true? Do they reflect Griffin's own experiences and biases or are they an accurate reflection of the early 1940s? Do they have appeal to men or women?

Essay Topic 2

The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi is a classic military fiction novel. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category?

Essay Topic 3

Griffin uses more than one iteration on the motif of security. Identify at least two motifs about security and intelligence.

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