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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 13.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What tale does Colonel Nickerson love to recount?
(a) The taking of Phan Moon Jan
(b) The landing at Guadalcanal
(c) His days at Quantico
(d) D-Day in Europe

2. How does the Marine frontal assault look to Caputo?
(a) Like Hannibal crossing the Alps.
(b) Like a snake with two heads
(c) Nothing like the practice attacks at Quantico
(d) Like a perfect military maneuver

3. What do they do so that the VC corpses will not look recently uninterred?
(a) Hose them down
(b) Brush the dirt off
(c) Throw loose dust on them
(d) Strip off their uniforms

4. Why do they get ready to move out to the war zone several times?
(a) It's a kind of war game they play.
(b) They want to be sure they know what to do.
(c) There is nothing better to do.
(d) There are several false alarms of going to war, but none pan out .

5. How do they get from Okinawa to Vietnam?
(a) They go on PT boats up the China Sea.
(b) They go in a PanAm chartered plane.
(c) They go on an aircraft carrier.
(d) They ship out on giant C-130 planes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What change does Caputo notice in his men back at their position on the hill?

2. Where is Caputo's first command?

3. What do Caputo and his men discover as they pursue the wounded VC?

4. What is the landmark near C Company's assignment southwest of Danang?

5. What does Caputo speculate about in regard to mines remaining in an area where the RPs are supposed to have cleared them?

(see the answer key)

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