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Karl Marlantes
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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 human form did the god in "Mahabharata" take?
(a) Merchant.
(b) King.
(c) Soldier.
(d) Charioteer.

2. When was the "Mahabharata" first written down and preserved?
(a) 400 AD.
(b) 500 AD.
(c) 350 BC.
(d) 200 BC.

3. What did Marlantes say was the Irish equivalent of the Iliad?
(a) Lyra Celtica.
(b) Ulster Cycle.
(c) Ulaid Cycle.
(d) Tain Bo Cuailnge.

4. How many years after Marlantes killed the young NVA soldier did he first feel any emotion about having killed during the war?
(a) 5.
(b) 10.
(c) 15.
(d) 20.

5. During the time of the storm that Marlantes' endured on his grandfather's fishing boat, which was described in Chapter 2, how much were fisherman paid per pound for Sockeye salmon?
(a) 22 cents.
(b) 48 cents.
(c) 33 cents.
(d) 51 cents.

Short Answer Questions

1. What group of people ended up fighting for a government that was murdering millions in concentration camps?

2. What were Marlantes and his grandfather afraid had slammed into their net in 1959?

3. What did Carl Jung call "the gook inside"?

4. When was the movie "Psycho" released?

5. How long did this recurring nightmare haunt Marlantes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Marlantes say that war is the antithesis of a fundamental rule of moral conduct?

2. What did Marlantes lose after Vietnam and why?

3. When Zoomer was struggling to breathe, what incident did Marlantes remember from his youth?

4. What did Marlantes believe happened to warriors who were not adequately prepared to take life away from others?

5. Describe Zoomer's injuries.

6. What was a critical psychological issue about weapons technology?

7. In 1968 when Marlantes was in charge of an undermanned platoon, how did he and his men guide a helicopter team in to rescue the wounded?

8. Why was the 1970s therapy group that Marlantes attended a damaging experience?

9. What was the recurring nightmare that Marlantes first had?

10. What response would people who actually fought and won battles have?

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