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E. B. Sledge
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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 happens by mistake on Peleliu that causes Sledge to hate the waste and cruelty of war?
(a) A marine steps on a land mine.
(b) A marine kills another wounded marine.
(c) A marine trips over a wounded soldier and breaks his leg.
(d) A marine sets off a of grenade next to an ammunition tent.

2. What is the weather like on the day of the assault on Peleliu?
(a) Extremely windy.
(b) Freezing.
(c) Breezy and cool.
(d) Unbearably hot.

3. What does he see the veteran soldiers do when they see the first Japanese casualties?
(a) Praying over the bodies.
(b) Defiling the bodies.
(c) Looting the corpses.
(d) Stepping over the corpses without noticing them.

4. What does Sledge's commander do when half of his class flunks out?
(a) He winks and nods.
(b) He resigns from his post, feeling he has failed.
(c) He screams and demands re-testing.
(d) He cries.

5. What was the company's opinion of Captain Haldane?
(a) They were afraid of him.
(b) They needed him.
(c) They hated him.
(d) They adored him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Sledge attend boot camp?

2. How many Japanese troops are supposed to be stationed at Peleliu?

3. What holiday did Sledge graduate from boot camp on?

4. What is so impressive to Sledge about Haldane?

5. What caused the round that landed on a high-value target in Peleliu to not explode?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sledge feel about his infantry training after boot camp?

2. How does Sledge and his platoon finally defeat the group of Japanese soldiers who were hiding in the pillbox?

3. What are the non-commissioned officers like at Camp Elliot?

4. What is Sledge trained for when he reaches Guadalcanal?

5. What happens to Sledge right before they make the assault on Peleliu?

6. Why did Sledge fail his class at the Officers Training Program?

7. What is different about Sledge's fear before he lands at the beach of Okinawa from when he landed at Peleliu?

8. What is so annoying to Sledge and his platoon about Mac?

9. How does Sledge feel about Haldane?

10. What is Sledge doing when he is startled by his feelings of peace during a time of war?

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