A Rumor of War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Caputo see future life in the military?
(a) As financial security for the rest of his life
(b) As good training for surviving natural disasters
(c) As an occasion for excitement and danger
(d) As an easy way to make money

2. A book by what author is Caputo trying to read while waiting at the outpost on top of a hill?
(a) Hemmingway
(b) Kipling
(c) James Joyce
(d) Henry Miller

3. What reality soon sets in for Caputo?
(a) He has not been properly prepared by the Marines.
(b) Battles are fought in the jungle with Viet Cong who refuse to play by the rules learned in military training.
(c) He will never get to see military action.
(d) He has made a big mistake in joining the Marines.

4. What booby traps are observed on the trail after fording the river?
(a) Vines rigged to pull a man into the air
(b) Trenches, spider holes for snipers, pangee traps, and rows of sharp, angled stakes
(c) Trip wires and mines
(d) Poison stakes placed so that they are unseen until they scratch the skin

5. What do Caputo and his men discover as they pursue the wounded VC?
(a) A cache of modern weapons
(b) A small base camp
(c) A woman carrying a baby
(d) A tunnel too small for a Marine to enter

Short Answer Questions

1. At the new command, what does Caputo say the men do?

2. What does Caputo say he learns later about the war in Vietnam?

3. What is the prognosis for Powell's recovery after his heatstroke?

4. At what age does Philip Caputo enlist in the Marine Corps?

5. What does he imagine being in the military will be like?

(see the answer key)

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