Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Test Three: Part III

Matching = 2 pts. each for a total of 30 pts.

Place the correct letters before the numbers below. some numbers will have more than one letter!

____21. literary cartoon
____22. M1918 155mm howitzer
____23. Friday
____24. Jews of Jesus’ day
____25. Guadalcanal
____26. Charles Gene Abrell
____27. Momma Smurf
____28. Fleet Admiral Nimitz
____29. General Manuel Noriega
____30. Michael Reagan

a. (Aug. 31, 1931 - June 10, 1951) was a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps who served with Company E, 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, 1st Division during the Korean War. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions and sacrifice of life on June 10, 1951, near Hangnyong, Korea, while advancing his platoon against enemy fire. He hurled himself into an enemy bunker with a live grenade, killing the enemy gun crew and himself in the explosion.

b. a nickname given to Private Austin by her drill sergeant at Ft. Lee.

c. Disease was beginning to fell men in numbers that equalled the battle casualties. In addition to gastroenteritis, which greatly weakened those who suffered its crippling stomach cramps, there were all kinds of tropical fungus infections, collectively known as "jungle rot," which produced uncomfortable rashes on men's feet, armpits, elbows, and crotches, a product of seldom being dry, If it didn't rain, sweat provided the moisture. On top of this came hundreds of cases of malaria.

d. artillery crewmen of the 11th Marines

e. Show support for troops by wearing red shirts on this day.

f. The Jewish Sabbath begins at sunset on this day.

g. Their day was from sunset to sunset, in eight equal parts. The first watch is from sunset to 9:00 P.M. and moves along accordingly through the fourth watch, which is from 3:00 A.M. to sunrise. Then begins the first hour, from sunrise to 9:00 A.M. and moves along through the fourth hour, 3:00 P.M. to sunset before the first watch begins again.

h. the photo at the top

i. Heavy tropical downpours all but flood out a Marine camp near Henderson Field, and the field as well. Marines' damp clothing and bedding contributed to the heavy incidence of tormenting skin infections and fungal disorders.

j. was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor during the Korean War and was also from the same unit as LCpl. Aaron C. Austin, who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

k. was often approached with business opportunities and high-salaried positions. He turned down all such offers considering instead "how the Gold Star Mothers might feel". As his son later remarked, "he maintained the Navy's image until his death".

l. a cartoon character Aaron watched during the early 80’s

m. at the height of the Pacific war commanded over two million men and women, 5,000 ships and 20,000 planes.

n. The dictator of Panama that the U.S. removed during Operation Just Cause.

o. Vietnam veteran who gave up a brilliant career to draw portraits of the Fallen for the families of our current war in Iraq and Afghanistan.


ESSAY: 30 pts.

Choose between Peter Hurd or Michael Reagan (both artists) and write an essay of approx. 300 words (use your word count on WORD or write a full page (single-spaced) of text.

Essay should include of course, their feeling for their art and our military.

As before, don’t worry about spellings or mechanics. It’s the thought and detail I’m looking for. They are artists. Make me feel their art.

Cumulative points earned on EACH test entered will earn 10 cents for each point. This money will be donated to The Afghan Children’s Fund in the name of each contestant.

Essay winner gets published on Gunz Up and writes up and administers Test Four, which I will be required to take.


  1. Find the percentage for Karen's final grade on Test Two. I've asked for this more than once and quite handedly have I been ignored. The children need shoes on their feet. For 30 pts. find the post and figure out her score.
  2. The Teach has not forgotten the "Pick a Date" post either. For 30 points, find the post, take the only 2 dates picked, add them together, divide by 2, and write a short essay of 10 sentences that concerns the NEW date.
  3. Turn a PERFECT TEST IN 2 DAYS EARLY for 30 pts.


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