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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 were the charges Kerry leveled against the army during his testimony?
(a) Reckless violence and lack of sympathy for the enemy.
(b) Rape and baby killing.
(c) Unwarranted attempts to win the war and a belief in freedom.
(d) Corruption and betrayal.

2. What was the primary role of skimmers?
(a) To take the soldiers away from the battles.
(b) To watch for civilian curfew violators and issue tickets.
(c) To engage in key battles.
(d) To watch the waters for the enemy.

3. Who has Kerry relied on to support his claims of "war crimes" committed by American troops in Vietnam?
(a) Imposters posing as commanders.
(b) Imposters posing as his fellow officers.
(c) Imposters posing as veterans.
(d) Imposters posing as friends.

4. How much action did Kerry see during his first tour of duty?
(a) A little.
(b) An average amount.
(c) None.
(d) A lot.

5. Why was Kerry eventually given offshore assignments by commanders at Cat Lo?
(a) He whined so much about every order he was given onshore.
(b) He whined so much about the weather onshore.
(c) He whined so much about the dangers of potential combat.
(d) He whined so much about the other officers' dislike for him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does O'Neill call Kerry during his time in Vietnam?

2. What does O'Neill encourage the readers to do in order to substantiate his account of the Dick Cavett Show?

3. What does Kerry claim about his request to enter the military that is not supported by any military records?

4. What was Kerry referencing during his tour of duty in Vietnam, with regards to Purple Hearts?

5. What does Kerry admit to about his decision to be part of the Swift Boats during Vietnam, in The Vietnam Experience: A War Remembered?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the assignment of the Swift Boats change, what was Kerry's response, and why did the other officers consider him to be a problem?

2. What was the length of a normal tour of duty, how did Kerry's time in the war compare to it, and how did the other officers regard his actions?

3. How did O'Neill finally have the chance to debate Kerry in 1971?

4. How did Kerry initially try to avoid serving in the war?

5. How did one of Kerry's suggestions affect the Swiftees when they were ordered to employ Psychological Operations against the enemy?

6. What question did Lt. Ted Peck ask of Kerry shortly after he returned home, and why is Kerry's response revealing?

7. What does Captain Plumly report about Kerry's service, and how does that correspond to the reports of his trips to Saigon?

8. What is the significance of O'Neill's suggestion that the readers of the book view the video of the debate between him and Kerry?

9. What were Kerry's reasons for choosing the Swift Boats to serve on?

10. What happened in the infamous sampan incident, where a mother and her child were found, and how did Kerry respond?

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