The Last Mission Test | Final 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. What direction does Jack head in hopes of reaching Allied lines?

2. After jumping from the plane, who does Jack see below him floating to the ground?

3. The night after the Germans yelling, how many guards are watching over Jack and Stan?

4. How are Jack and Stan welcomed back?

5. Whom does Jack give his egg to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how the war has taken on a new dimension for Jack.

2. Explain why Jack is confused over the final mission that he is assigned in Part 3, Chapter 10.

3. Explain why Willy and Karl leaving Jack and Stan is somewhat surprising?

4. Describe what happens while Jack, Stan, Willy, and Karl are crossing into Austria.

5. Describe what happens to Dave after he and Jack parachute, analyzing Jack's reasoning.

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

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

8. Recall what happens when Jack parachutes out of the plane during the final mission.

9. Describe how Jack thinks clearly after landing on enemy territory.

10. Analyze how Jack is beginning to change his view of the German people in Part 3, Chapter 16.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jack has made some great friendships since he joined the Army Air Corps. These friendships help him to cope with his horrible homesickness. Explore the theme of friendship in The Last Mission, and how these friendships help Jack through his time at war. What types of friends does Jack have in the army compared to at home? How do Jack's new friendships affect the decisions that he makes and the way he acts? How important is it to have strong friendships in life, particularly when going through difficult times like war?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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