With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

E. B. Sledge
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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. What was the gruesome souvenir that one of Sledge's comrades was forced to discard?

2. What day are the men scheduled to land on Okinawa?

3. How many men of the original 235 from Sledge's company left Peleliu unhurt?

4. What unique hand-to-hand combat technique was offered at Camp Elliot?

5. Where is the first combat destination for Sledge?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Sledge's boot camp instructor make his team march on the sand?

2. How does Sledge feel about Haldane?

3. Why was the President Polk such an uncomfortable ship?

4. What does Sledge do on Christmas Eve while in boot camp?

5. What do the new marines in infantry training do when they meet some real veterans of war?

6. What was the controversial debate about the fighting in Peleliu?

7. How does Sledge feel about life on Pavuvu?

8. How many of the men in Sledges class failed the Officers Training Program?

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

10. What is Doherty's main focus while training Sledge and his classmates in boot camp?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sledge comments on a few things about war that most history books do not mention. What are some of these things? How did they each affect the soldiers serving in the war?

Essay Topic 2

Describe what happened when Sledge met the Okinawa woman in the hut. Why did Sledge not give her what she wanted? How did he try to help her? What happened? How did this outcome affect Sledge? Use examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Mark experiences moments of intense fear before he is to join the siege on the beaches at Peleliu and Okinawa. What are the differences in the fear he feels at these two instances? How does Sledge deal with the fear he feels?

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