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UNBROKEN: Short Response Essay Questions

1)

How did becoming an athlete in high school change Louis Zamperini's life?
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2)

Why were so many American men and planes lost in aircraft training missions during
WWII?
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3)

B-24 "Liberators" had another nickname. What was it - and - how did it earn that
reputation?
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4)

Select a photo of a B-24 in combat, from chapters 6-11 (pgs 49-100), and describe what
the picture is telling you.
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5)

What happened to "Super Man" - Zamperini's B-24?


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6)

Describe the ordeal Zamperini and his crewmates endured as they drifted in the Pacific
Ocean.
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7)

What was life like in the prisoner-of-war camps where Zamperini and other Allied captives
lived?
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8)

Of the many difficulties Zamperini endured, which do you think was the worst - and why?
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9)

Who was the person Zamperini initially found most difficult to forgive - and why?
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10)

In your judgment, how was Zamperini able to survive one tragic situation after another?
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