Short Essay Questions Key
1. How does the preface of "Unbroken" begin?
The preface of "Unbroken" begins with Louis Zamperini, an Olympian, drifting in the Pacific Ocean after his airplane crashed. After spending about 30 days in the ocean, they were surrounded by sharks and were attacked by a Japanese plane.
2. Who was Louis the opposite of according to Chapter 1?
According to Chapter 1, Louis Zamperini was the opposite of his brother, Pete, who was well liked, excelled in sports, and was good in school. Everyone who knew Louis thought he faced a life of trouble.
3. What did the high school principal do in Chapter 2 and how did Pete help?
In Chapter 2, the high school principal made Louis ineligible for sports and clubs. Pete got the principal to allow Louis to join a sport because he thought the positive attention would be helpfu. Pete helped Louis train for track. Louis quickly became a star, breaking the state record for the mile.
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