With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa Test | Final 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 does Sledge see crash into the USS Birmingham?

2. What is the one word that Sledge uses to describe Shadow?

3. Who does Sledge administer first aid to on the front lines at Okinawa and then carry back to the camp fearing he will die?

4. How do the men in Sledge's until feel about Shadow's appearance?

5. Why is Mac's behavior at the front lines on Okinawa so unexpected?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sledge feel about his duty to police Okinawa after the area has been secured?

2. What is so significant about the death of General Buckner?

3. What is different about the soil in Peleliu and Okinawa?

4. How do Sledge and his platoon take the news of Nease's death?

5. What do Sledge and the men in his platoon urge Mac to do before they head into battle on Okinawa?

6. Why are Sledge and the other men forced to do a manual re-supply when it begins to rain on Okinawa?

7. Why does Sledge feel so fortunate in his placement in Okinawa when he first arrives there?

8. What did the Japanese woman in the abandoned hut want Sledge to do for her?

9. Why were two marines fighting over a silly range card, when most cards got thrown away?

10. How do Sledge and his platoon feel about Shadow?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Sledge feel about his training? Was he grateful for it? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

While in Japan, Sledge experiences a few different extremes in the weather. What were these extremes? How did they affect Sledge's life? Were they a good force in his life? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Sledge talks at length about the mental repercussions of his combat experiences. What are some of these? Where did they come from? How do you think these things will affect Sledge after the war is over?

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