Word of Honor Test | Final Test - Hard

Nelson Demille
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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. As Tyson and his platoon left the hospital after the massacre, who asked Tyson where the platoon was now headed?

2. As Tyson and his platoon left the hospital after the massacre, where did Tyson tell his questioner that the platoon was headed to?

3. According to Brandt's testimony, while the platoon members were running wild in the hospital, what was Tyson doing?

4. At the time of the court martial, what field does Louis Kalane work in?

5. The night after the hospital massacre, which platoon member next took up the story that the men would all eventually agree to stick to?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Steven Brandt is on the stand, what does Brandt say was his impression of Tyson while the platoon was in the operating room?

2. Summarize the closing arguments of both Pierce and Corva.

3. As Tyson and his platoon left the hospital after the massacre, what did Tyson hope no one would be able to tell?

4. When Tyson and Corva arrive for the court martial hearing, Corva sends Tyson into their conference room alone. Why does Tyson wish that Corva were with him?

5. When the court martial gets underway, Corva makes an announcement that draws criticism. Why was Corva criticized for his announcement?

6. As the witnesses discuss the potential hit on Brandt, what does Tyson interrupt the conversation to tell the men?

7. What is one of Ben's main objections to Marcy's plans to return to work?

8. According to Corva, why is there no way to prove if Tyson filed a report regarding the incident at the hospital?

9. As Tyson and Corva share a drink, Corva tells Tyson that he thinks Tyson is guilty. What does Corva not want Tyson to have to do?

10. Tyson and Corva have the option of eliminating one member from the panel that serves as the jury for the court martial. What do Tyson and Corva base their elimination decision on?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the Andrew Picard character at the beginning of the book when his book is first published. What is Picard's motivation for publishing the book? What drives him? Then, discuss this same character when he meets and gets to know Ben Tyson, the subject of the most controversial chapter of Picard's book. What is Picard's motivation then? What is driving him? How do the events in the story change Picard's character? Who is Andrew Picard at the end of the story?

Essay Topic 2

Identify three of the people that are on the side of the prosecution against Ben Tyson for the mass murders in Hue. Then, compare and contrast the backgrounds, experiences, and opinions of these three prosecution members. Was each member of the group necessary in order for the prosecution to build its case against Tyson? Why or why not? Was any member of the group expendable? Why or why not? What might have been different if these group members were not involved with the case? Explain your reasoning.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Steven Brandt and Richard Farley.

a. How are the two characters similar? How are they different?

b. Compare the reasons each man had for breaking the code of silence and sharing their stories with Andrew Picard. What did each man have to gain? To lose?

c. How does the decision to come forward affect each character - both positively and negatively?

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