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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. What does Pratt make everyone on the crew?
2. Why does Jack not get any mail?
3. What is Jack's brother's name?
4. What does the person Jack calls promise to do?
5. What does Jack do in between missions?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what Jack spends his furlough doing in Part 1, Chapter 5.
2. Describe Jack and Dotty's afternoon together.
3. Recall from the text how Jack reacts his first time up in the air.
4. Describe what happens when a bomb is stuck during one of Jack's missions.
5. Explain why Jack's plane is named Godfather, Inc.
6. Explain why Jack is so nervous to hear his mother's voice.
7. Give a brief description of flak.
8. Analyze how Jack's first mission begins to change him.
9. Explain what happens to Pratt, Jack's crew mate, before they leave on furlough.
10. Describe what Jack and his crew do on weekend leave.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jack has lied to a lot of people throughout The Last Mission. At the end of the book, he has a difficult time dealing with the grief that he put people through with his lying. Explore the theme of honesty in the book and what Jack learns about being honest.
Part 1) What does Jack learn about honesty?
Part 2) How did his lies affect others like his family, Dotty, and Chuckie's family?
Part 3) How important is it to be honest in life?
Essay Topic 2
In The Last Mission, Jack befriends Chuckie, a fellow Army Air Corps crew member. Chuckie quickly becomes Jack's closest friend and an important character in the novel. Write an essay comparing the characters of Chuckie and Jack. Why has each character chosen to join the war effort? Why the Army Air Corps? How does Jack's friendship with Chuckie help him to adjust to life away from home?
Essay Topic 3
One theme in The Last Mission is the routine of military life. This routine takes up a good portion of this section of the book. Jack, however, does not seem to get used to the missions. Examine the theme of routine of military life and how Jack adjusts to this routine.
Part 1) How is Jack coping with the missions, even though they are routine? Is he still excited about them?
Part 2) Does anything ever happen to break up the routine of everyday military life?
Part 3) How does the routine of military life set the tone for this section of the book?
This section contains 885 words
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