A Rumor of War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 16.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the only advantage the platoon has over the VC at Hoi-Vuc?
(a) They outnumber them.
(b) The element of surprise is on their side.
(c) They hav better munitions.
(d) The sun is in the VC's eyes.

2. Who was the first KIA in 1st Battalion?
(a) Corpsman Levy, a man Caputo knew.
(b) Peterson, who had been transferred.
(c) The Battilion commander
(d) Sullivan

3. Why do they have to grenade the VC trap twice?
(a) The first grenades are duds.
(b) They just want to double check.
(c) The trap is uncommonly huge.
(d) The first two are in the wrong place.

4. What is the stated purpose of leaving VC bodies behind the Colonel's tent?
(a) To show the clerks what war looks like.
(b) To give the Colonel a photo opportunity.
(c) To remind everyone why they are here.
(d) To flush out a VC infiltrator by scaring him.

5. What place do they pass through on the fourth day?
(a) The small camp where they found the documents
(b) They pass through the LZ which has been destroyed
(c) Giao-Tri, the village they had destroyed
(d) They have to recross the muddy river

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Caputo describe his feeling after learning about the death and casualties?

2. What are the Marines doing in the truck beds?

3. Where does Caputo notice the VC has cut the chain link fence to infiltrate the airfield?

4. What does a cynic say about the Navy Crosses Corporal Gautier has won?

5. What is the feeling of the brigade as the offensive begins?

(see the answer key)

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