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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. According to O'Neill, where did Kerry meet with the enemies of America while American soldiers were still fighting and dying?
(a) Germany.
(b) Thailand.
(c) Paris.
(d) Vietnam.

2. How was Hoffman involved with the Swift Boats?
(a) He was the commander.
(b) He was the lieutenant in charge.
(c) He was the tactics division specialist.
(d) He was the route planner.

3. Which one of the following does Hoffman feel is doubtful in Kerry?
(a) His political ambitions.
(b) His citizenship.
(c) His loyalty.
(d) His ethics.

4. What is the intent of Unfit for Command, as clearly stated by the authors in the introduction?
(a) To support Kerry for President.
(b) To convince Kerry to withdraw from the race.
(c) To raise money for Kerry's opponent.
(d) To prevent Kerry from becoming the commander in chief.

5. Who is recognized along with Kerry in the "War Heroes" exhibit?
(a) Richard Dreyfuss.
(b) Steven Spielberg.
(c) Jane Fonda.
(d) Susan Sarandon.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hoffman believe Kerry is unfit for?

2. When did the Swift Boat Veterans Reunion take place?

3. What does the open letter from the Swiftees label Kerry?

4. How was Joe Ponder wounded during the war?

5. According to Edwards, who do you need to listen to in order to really understand Kerry?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the quote from John Edwards say and why is it so effective?

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

4. How many signatures are on the open letter to Kerry by the Swift Boat veterans, and why is that important for the book's main point?

5. What is the reason the authors do not use the word, "President", instead, referring to the position as the "Commander in Chief"?

6. How did Kerry reportedly act during his cameo appearance before the Swift Boat Veterans Reunion, what do his actions display, and how did the Swiftees respond?

7. How do the authors plan to answer the questions they pose at the end of the Introduction, and are their methods effective?

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

9. How is Lupetti's observation in Vietnam relevant to Kerry and the ideas about him that the book outlines?

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

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