The Last Mission Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 did Jack meet in Miami Beach?

2. How many people does Jack see survive from the plane crash he views from the window?

3. What does the person Jack calls promise to do?

4. With which Lieutenant does Jack undergo flight training?

5. Who does Jack meet on the streets while on furlough?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the character Dotty.

2. Explain how Jack is captured, citing examples from the text.

3. Analyze Jack and Chuckie's relationship; how does Jack feel about Chuckie?

4. Describe how Jack and Stan escape the German army camp.

5. Describe the two German soldiers, Willy and Karl, who take Jack and Stan across the countryside.

6. Explain what happens to Pratt, Jack's crew mate, before they leave on furlough.

7. Explain why Jack is so nervous to hear his mother's voice.

8. Analyze how Jack's lesson about lying has changed him.

9. Recall what happens to Jack and Stan once they reach the airport.

10. Describe what happens when Jack is taken as a prisoner of war.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Family is a recurrent theme in The Last Mission. Jack misses his family and has a hard time not being able to tell them the truth about where he is. Analyze the theme of family in The Last Mission. Why does Jack not ever call home to his family? Do Jack's memories of his family keep him pushing forward even though he is homesick? Are Jack's crew mates like family to him?

Essay Topic 2

During their imprisonment, Jack and Stan are given very little food, leaving them starving. One day a priest gives them each a boiled egg. Jack saves his and his faced with the decision of giving his egg to a starving German child or keeping it for himself. Explore the idea of compassion in The Last Mission.

Part 1) How important is it for Jack to not lose his compassion during war? Or is it dangerous to feel compassion while at war?

Part 2) Is Stan as compassionate as Jack? Do the German guards show Jack any compassion?

Part 3) How does Jack's compassion show how much he as matured while at war?

Essay Topic 3

The book, The Last Mission, is historical fiction, it is set during World War II. Research and analyze World War II. Which countries were involved in the war? What did Hitler and Germany do that began the fighting? At what point did the United States enter the war? How was the Army Air Corps important to the outcome of the war?

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