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. Who volunteered to be the pit officer?

2. Where is McCoy assigned after the Platoon Leader course?

3. What does McCoy get from sanding the decks?

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

5. Whose name is not included on the list on the Elimination Board?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Elly celebrate Stecker's promotion?

4. How is Jack Stecker described in Chapter 9?

5. How does Sage initiate a romantic relationship with McCoy?

6. Why does Tommy apply to the Marines?

7. How does Pick reveal his loyalty to his friend McCoy on Thanksgiving?

8. How does McCoy learn that his friend Pick is the heir to a hotel and shipping fortune when they go to New York?

9. Who is Ernestine Sage, and why does McCoy spend time with her at Pick's party?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi is a classic military fiction novel. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category?

Essay Topic 2

The role of women in The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi takes on different forms and often are stereotypical. What labels do you see that Griffin associates with women? Do you think these stereotypes ring true? Do they reflect Griffin's own experiences and biases or are they an accurate reflection of the early 1940s? Do they have appeal to men or women?

Essay Topic 3

Technology and weaponry is a recurring theme in The Corps: Book 1 Semper Fi. What advancements occur in technology? Describe some of the tools, equipment, and changes. How accurate are they? Do these changes result in positive or negative consequences?

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