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. Where is the Assignments Branch of the government located?

2. When McCoy and Pick go out to bars in New York City, who pays for their tab?

3. Who gives McCoy a kiss after talking to Pick?

4. Who does McCoy see sitting at the bar at the restaurant he goes with his family to?

5. Since the marriage is against regulations, what does Banning's colonel do for him to make the marriage legal?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does McCoy advise Pick to not be too chummy at the Platoon Leader's Course?

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

3. Why does Tommy apply to the Marines?

4. Why is McCoy happy about his new assignment as courier?

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

6. How is Jack Stecker described in Chapter 9?

7. What happens when McCoy runs into Macklin at Quantico?

8. How does Banning get married to Ludmilla "officially"?

9. How does Elly celebrate Stecker's promotion?

10. Why is Pick upset with Intelligence regarding McCoy's reassignment and moving?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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