The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi Test | Final 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. After visiting his family, where does McCoy spend the night?

2. How many weeks is McCoy early in reporting for duty?

3. What are issued to the men in the Platoon Leader's Course?

4. Who checks out the Garand with a series of tests and concludes that it is a reliable rifle?

5. Who does Stecker befriend by the end of Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does McCoy have trouble with the test Stecker gives with the Garand rifle?

2. Why does Tommy apply to the Marines?

3. Why does McCoy feel out of place with Pick when they go out out in New York on their holiday?

4. How is Pick different from other Marines in his upbringing?

5. Why does Stecker want to help McCoy on the base?

6. When Macklin is being sent home by the Marines, how and why do they assign him as a mess officer?

7. How does Stecker trace Macklin's involvement with McCoy and clear McCoy's record?

8. What are two odd experiences McCoy has in the building when he arrives to work in intelligence?

9. How does McCoy clean the rifle given to him by Corporal Pleasant prior to inspection?

10. How does Elly celebrate Stecker's promotion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Love and sexuality between different characters is a recurring theme in The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi. How does McCoy's feelings about love change from the beginning of the novel to its end? In what ways has he expanded his awareness and beliefs? Is sexuality connected to love for McCoy? How does his feelings develop for Ernie and change, and how does his relationship with her contrast with that of other women that he has had romantic feelings for?

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

The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi is written primarily in the third-person and omniscient point of view. Is this point of view more or less effective than telling the story from the first-person perspective of McCoy?

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