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Jerome Corsi
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What bodies of water were the PCFs eventually tasked for?
(a) Rivers and canals.
(b) Lakes and oceans.
(c) Lakes and canals.
(d) Rivers and oceans.

2. Who accompanied Kerry during his previous cameo appearance at the Swift Boat Veterans Reunion?
(a) A camera crew.
(b) Other political officials.
(c) His biographer.
(d) His vice presidential candidate.

3. Which one of the following does Hoffman question about Kerry in the Introduction?
(a) His political agenda.
(b) His judgment.
(c) His authority.
(d) His patriotism.

4. What was the title of Kerry's book?
(a) Tour of Duty.
(b) The Necessity of War.
(c) Life at War.
(d) Reporting for Duty.

5. How does O'Neill refer to Ponder's participation in the Swift Boat Veterans Reunion?
(a) It was the most memorable moment.
(b) It was the last moment.
(c) It was the most surprising moment.
(d) It was the first moment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the intent of Unfit for Command, as clearly stated by the authors in the introduction?

2. Who received a polite applause at the Swift Boat Veterans Reunion, according to O'Neill?

3. How many signatures were on the open letter to Kerry from the Swiftees?

4. How do the authors introduce their argument?

5. What year did John Kerry run for president?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the main question that O'Neill and Corsi hope to answer about John Kerry, and what does the question mean?

2. Why were the Swiftees not surprised by Kerry's actions before the Swift Boat Veterans Reunion?

3. What is the reaction of Kerry at the Swift Boats Veterans Reunion in 2003 and why is it significant?

4. Who is Roy F. Hoffman and why is his opinion regarded so highly?

5. What inspired O'Neill and the other Swiftees to contact Kerry with regards to his actions in Vietnam and after the war was over?

6. What is the purpose of the open letter the Swift Boat Veterans issue to John Kerry?

7. What are Hoffman's thoughts about Kerry, and why do the authors choose to begin the book with his quote?

8. How much skepticism should be used when reading Unfit for Command, and how does the Introduction reduce or even eliminate it?

9. Who is Bill Lupetti and what did he observe on his return trip to Vietnam?

10. What is the general purpose of an Introduction, and how do O'Neill and Corsi use it to establish their intentions in Unfit for Command?

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