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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. How does McCoy spend his Thanksgiving break?
2. Where will McCoy be going on his first assignment by the Commander?
3. Who does McCoy visit from his family before leaving for Philadelphia?
4. At what hotel does Pick's grandfather occupy a penthouse?
5. Whose name is not included on the list on the Elimination Board?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is McCoy happy about his new assignment as courier?
2. What happens when McCoy runs into Macklin at Quantico?
3. How does McCoy learn that his friend Pick is the heir to a hotel and shipping fortune when they go to New York?
4. How does Pick reveal his loyalty to his friend McCoy on Thanksgiving?
5. How does Pick reveal his independence in his rebellion against the General and his father's interference in his military assignment?
6. Why is Pick upset with Intelligence regarding McCoy's reassignment and moving?
7. Why does Stecker want to help McCoy on the base?
8. Why does Tommy apply to the Marines?
9. Why is Pick assigned as junior aide-de-camp to General McInerney?
10. How does Elly celebrate Stecker's promotion?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Ernie. What is her role in the story? What was Griffin trying to accomplish by creating Ernie's character in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery establishes connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic. Griffin uses imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this novel.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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