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. McCoy notices that there is trouble between two groups on the compound where he is stationed. Who are they?

2. While Feller, Sessions, and Mrs. Moore go to Nanking, where does the rest of the group wait?

3. When McCoy arrives at the Naval Yards, what is he listed as?

4. Who is the Reverend that will be traveling in the group and is willing to help the Americans against the Japanese?

5. How many trucks are on the convoy going to Nanking?

Short Essay Questions

1. In his new role at the Motor Pool, how does McCoy develop new contacts that assist him in his security job?

2. Describe how Banning meets McCoy initially to be his defense attorney and what Banning suggests to McCoy for his defense.

3. Why is McCoy upset about being sent back to the United States?

4. How does Banning make it clear that he does not like Macklin after receiving his report?

5. What happens to McCoy as he leaves the Mansion after gambling?

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

7. Why is McCoy uncomfortable with Ellen on the trip to Peking?

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

9. Why does McCoy know how to beat the car dealer at his own game?

10. Why do McCoy and Zimmerman separate to eat at different restaurants?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Death and violence appear throughout The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi. Who dies? Who is violent? In what ways are characters violent or abusive? What is their effect on other characters and their lives? Do these characters change over time?

Essay Topic 2

Explain Griffin's use of humor in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of humor and explain why the author used them where he did.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Ernie. What is her role in the story? What was Griffin trying to accomplish by creating Ernie's character in the novel?

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