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 does McCoy board in Pearl Harbor for San Diego?

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

3. Which lieutenant arrives in Banning's office after seeing the photographs taken by McCoy?

4. Who comes to McCoy's room in a bathrobe to tell him that breakfast is at six-thirty?

5. Who fires at the coolies that surround Zimmerman and Sessions by the ferry?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What becomes obvious to Banning when Chatwick produces two coolies to testify on McCoy's behalf?

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

4. Why does McCoy receive a new role in intelligence with the Marines under Session?

5. How is Ellen described in Chapter 4?

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

7. Why does McCoy fail to take Sessions with him in Weifang?

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

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

10. Why does McCoy feel trapped in the Marine Corps due to the coming war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the main themes in the book is ethical and social responsibility. List at least four examples where Griffin employs this specific theme. Is the battle between making ethical choices obvious or subtle? What characters are involved in this kind of battle? Do you think the right person or group won? Does good always triumph over evil in the case of The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi ethics? Where do these definitions appear vague or incomprehensible?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did Griffin mean by calling the book The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi?

Essay Topic 3

Several of the characters in Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi are lonely. Which characters are lonely and why? Examine the concept of loneliness in the book and its effect on characters. What attempts are made to overcome it?

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