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35. This poem is written from the perspective of
A. An adult
B. A teenager
C. A child
D. A parent
36. What does the poem reflect?
A. The will of the speaker
B. The promise of a future
C. The need for improvement
D. The joys of life
37. What have you observed about (stanza 3)?
A. It reflects the speaker's desires.
B. The speaker tries to show the benefit of his
being in charge.
C. His language makes him appear less self-
D. The speaker is intent on pleasing everyone.
38. How would you describe the speaker's tone?
39. What does the speaker associate with being in
charge of the world?
A. Giving direction
C. Being disadvantaged
D. Being able to indulge in the activities which
40. The speaker's willingness to bend the rules is a
DIRECTION: Read the passage carefully before attempting the questions. Each question has four options, select
the most appropriate answer, based on what is contained or implied in the passage.
41. Why are the Navy Seals regarded as elite?
A. Because of the risks involved
B. Because it is a highly specialized area of the
C. Because it is an extremely secretive agency
D. Because it is reserved for select officers
42. In relation to the article, "what is the ultimate
A. Being separated from love ones
B. Having to undergo grueling training
C. Loss of life
D. Having to serve in battle-torn regions of the
NAVY SEAL DIES THE HERO'S DEATH IN IRAQ
It may surprise you to learn that during the entire Iraq war and post war engagement period, only two of the elite
Navy Seals have paid the ultimate price of service. I remember when the Navy created these magnificent combat units
during the Viet Nam war, which succeeded the navy's underwater demolition teams (UDT's) that became famous dur-
ing World War II.
When the Green Berets use to train in Viet Nam, they would run up and down the beaches. The Seals would run with
them, but would run around them, to demonstrate their competitive spirit and their training.
A Navy Seal unit in Iraq was assigned to a sniper hideout in Ramadi, outside Iraq on September 29th, of this year. The
door to the hideout was part of a roof top structure. Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor was the only one
near the door. A grenade was thrown into the hideout. It bounced off Monsoor's chest and hit the ground.
His fellow Seals stated that Monsoor's eyes never left the grenade. As the grenade moved to the ground, Monsoor
eyes followed it. It is a moment like this that can never be trained for, thought about, or reasoned. Everything you are
as a human being determines what you do next. What would any of us do? These are questions to which we can never
know the answers. We do however know what Michael Monsoor did.
He voluntarily smothered the grenade with his body, and absorbed the full brunt of the explosion. In doing so, he saved
the lives of the men in his team. Other members were hurt but not killed. A 28-year old Lieutenant was hit with shrapnel
in his legs. There were two Seals next to Monsoor who were hurt but not seriously. Another team member 10 feet
away was unhurt.
Seals who knew Monsoor when he was stationed at Coronado Island, in San Diego said that he was a loyal friend, and
dedicated professional. Both his brother and his father were former Marines.
Monsoor was no ordinary man. On May 9th of this year, five months before his death, a team member had been shot
in the leg, again in Ramadi. Without hesitation, Monsoor and a fellow Seal pulled the injured Seal to safety. There were
bullets flying all around them while they performed the rescue operation. Monsoor was given a Silver Star for that ac-
How lucky, how fortunate we are as a nation to have such fine human beings walking among us. People that are com-
mitting the most selfless acts, they show such remarkable character. They are demonstrating a uniqueness that we
could only wish existed in even a handful of our elected leaders. America is a far safer country because such extraor-
dinary people exist and have opted to serve in our armed forces..
Article by: Richard Stoyeck
Navy Seal Dies The Hero's Death In Iraq (Abridged) Source: IdeaCopy.com/
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