What It Is Like to Go to War Test | Final Test - Hard

Karl Marlantes
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1967 which of Marlantes' friends also struggled with fighting in Vietnam?

2. How did a woman on the train to New York treat Marlantes?

3. Who did Philoctetes go to battle against?

4. How old was Lance Corporal Steel?

5. In Chapter Eight, how far did one kid have to jump when the helicopter pilot lost his nerve and gunned the copter out of the zone too soon?

Short Essay Questions

1. How could an individual in the military of a Western democracy have had freedom to disobey orders?

2. In 1967, what did President Johnson talk about in a speech he made in El Paso?

3. Why were military men urged not to wear their uniforms around citizens, and why did Marlantes often ignored this request?

4. What did Marlantes do after he decided to leave college?

5. In Chapter Eight, Marlantes heard someone screaming as he and his men moved toward the NVA. Why was the man screaming?

6. Why was lying about kills prevalent in Vietnam?

7. What would a warrior have to do to avoid the lie of two minds?

8. Describe Marlantes' Scout survival training?

9. In Chapter Nine, what greeted Marlantes when he walked down the street?

10. What was the meaning of the battlefield myth that the enemy tied wire around themselves so they wouldn't bleed so fast?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Marlantes discussed two different categories of lying. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the two different categories of lies that Marlantes told.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter Three, Marlantes discussed guilt and ways for dealing with guilt. Discuss guilt and how Marlantes felt it should be dealt with.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter Ten, Marlantes stated that the Club's membership requirement of silence needed to be rescinded. Discuss the requirement of silence and why it should have been rescinded.

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